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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Alarm over huge increase in Android Web attacks, viruses
[Daily Nation (Kenya)] Surging demand for Android powered gadgets triggered an explosive growth in the number of cyber threats targeting the platform in 2012, a new report reveals.

According to the Kaspersky Security Bulletin released at the weekend, 99 per cent of mobile malware detected by the Kaspersky Lab in 2012 was designed for the Android platform.

"Although malicious programmes for other mobile platforms, such as Symbian, Blackberry and J2ME, are still being developed, 99 per cent of newly discovered malware targeted the Android platform," Kaspersky said in the bulletin.

The lab said it identified more than 35,000 malicious Android programmes in the year -- which is about six times more than what was recorded last year.

An increase in the uptake of Android devices as consumer appetite for smartphones increases could have made the platform the biggest target for cybercriminals.

The new statistics could deny mobile manufacturers whose devices operate on Android platforms a chance to enjoy the fruits of the growth recorded in mobile data consumption as subscribers opt for less vulnerable systems.

Generally, the year has recorded more security threats than 2011.
Posted by: Fred || 12/17/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [250 views] Top||

#1  [insert John Dillinger quote about banks here.]
Posted by: Pappy || 12/17/2012 11:30 Comments || Top||

#2  "I, ROBOT".

OOOOOOOO, you just know STAR TREK:TOS' CAPT. KIRK is going to fall in love wid a hot, VULCAN-ESQUE BLONDE ROBO-BABE n "THE METHUSELAH SYNDROME".

Not Orion, not Federation, not Klingon, etc. - KIRK FALLS IN LOVE WID PLASTIC + SPACE METAL.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 12/17/2012 23:09 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
Rag bag Delta Airline apologizes for treatment of wounded Marine
Conduct an investigation and terminate the guilty party(s) as appropriate !
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/17/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [239 views] Top||

#1  While Delta treats our armed forces this way, repeatedly if the comments in the article are true, Alaska allows uniformed militray to board early in the boarding queue; not as lead off hitters but enough that they can be assured of a place in the overhead bins for their gear. One marine was late to the call ( this was in San Diego) and the counter agents held the line until he was found ( he was on the phone to his girl). Good on Alaska!

And they don't fly Airbus jets, Delta cannot say that.
Posted by: USN,Ret. || 12/17/2012 1:42 Comments || Top||

#2  Alaska Airlines has always treated our military personnel with courtesy and respect, genuine care for our military passengers.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 12/17/2012 2:04 Comments || Top||

#3  Alaskan Airlines is one of the very best I've ever flown. Quantas, Lufthansa, and the old South African Airlines are also among the best. Delta is by far the worst. I fly Delta in a somewhat futile attempt to support local Delta retirees of the hometown airline. Most of the retirees are hard working maintenance, ticketing, scheduler folks and pilots. Swishy FA's don't seem to favour Georgia as a retirement haven. I hope the trend continues.
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/17/2012 2:09 Comments || Top||


Africa Subsaharan
Witnesses: 3 dead, others raped by Guinea army
[Al Ahram] Witnesses say three people were killed, dozens maimed and at least three women raped in an army crackdown on protesters in the town of Gueckedou, located 700 kilometers (430 miles) southeast of Guinea's capital, Conakry.

Sayon Teliano, one of the emergency personnel, said three bodies were brought to the morgue. The events occurred Tuesday when the army came to disperse demonstrators calling for the resignation of the region's prefect.

Several witnesses said that the military opened fire with live ammunition. Three residents, including the aunt of one of the victims, charged that some of the soldiers raped three young women, using the chaos to enter their homes and assault them. Guinea's army is among the most tarnished in Africa with a long history of abuse against civilians, including systematic rape.
Posted by: Fred || 12/17/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [240 views] Top||


Arabia
Kuwait's emir rebukes opposition at parliament opening
[Al Ahram] Kuwait's emir criticised the opposition for stirring "chaos" on Sunday as activists demonstrated outside parliament during a speech in which he opened the newly elected assembly.

All "condemn these practices and the actions that breached the law, norms and values, worried citizens and caused chaos," said Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah in clear reference to opposition demonstrations.

The emir also praised the security forces for handling the protests with "patience and wisdom."

The session was held under tight security with coppers, special forces and national guard units backed by armoured vehicles stationed around the parliament building.

Police cordoned off a square opposite the assembly where the opposition planned to protest against the opening, but a small number of activists still managed to get close to the area.

They left the site for a square outside the nearby Palace of Justice when special forces were called in ahead of the emir's arrival. Police incarcerated
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
two protesters.

On the eve of the inauguration, hundreds of opposition activists staged a night time sit-in in Kuwait City to demand the dissolution of the new parliament.

Braving unusually cold weather, the activists camped out overnight before leaving of their own will in the morning. Several then headed to the parliament building before police drove them away.
Posted by: Fred || 12/17/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [246 views] Top||

#1  Compare wid DEFENCE.PK/FORUMS > QATAR [Defense Minister] CALLS [most] ARABS [Govts-People] "SHEEP".

The GCC can't blame IRAN on this one ... ... OR CAN THEY???
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 12/17/2012 22:40 Comments || Top||


Man gets 4 months jail, 70 lashes for indecency in Prophet's Mosque
[Al Ahram] The appeals court in the eastern region of Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in their national face...
approved the verdict of a lower court in the Qatif province in the case of a 52-year-old man caught engaged in an indecent act with a 24-year-old girl in the Prophet's Mosque in Medina.

The man was sentenced to four months in jail, 70 whip lashes, and was made to pledge to never repeat his offense.

The ruling of the lower court in Qatif was reached after the man was placed in durance vile
I ain't sayin' nuttin' widdout me mout'piece!
while committing the offense by the Authority for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice at Gate 25 of the Prophet's Mosque.

A source from the Qatif court said, "The public prosecution caught the man as he was indulging in vulgar actions publicly. The man claimed the girl was his fiancé, yet after the investigations by the Medina police, they found obscene clips and love texts on his phone."

The source also said the girl admitted to her relationship with the man, which she said developed through phone calls and text messages. Nonetheless, the man denied any connection to her, explaining that what happened started with the girl falling on the floor and him grabbing her hand to help her.
Posted by: Fred || 12/17/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [264 views] Top||

#1  Damn, another heel failure, WTF is going on with female shoery these days?
Posted by: Shipman || 12/17/2012 17:57 Comments || Top||


Caribbean-Latin America
Chavez' health "is improving"
[Daily Nation (Kenya)] Venezuelan His Excellency President-for-Life, Caudillo of the Bolivarians Hugo Chavez, who is in Cuba after a new round of cancer surgery, is sound of mind and his physical health is improving, his science and technology minister said Saturday.

Chavez, 58, "is mentally fully fit" and his health "is improving" after his surgery Tuesday in Cuba following a recurrence of cancer, said Science and Technology Minister Jorge Arreaza said from Havana by phone.

His health is in a "process of progressive stabilization," added Arreaza, who also is the president's son in law, the husband of Chavez's eldest daughter Rosa Virginia who has been at the president's side in Havana.
Posted by: Fred || 12/17/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [284 views] Top||

#1  His health is in a "process of progressive stabilization,"

I suppose it might be helpful to keep in mind, rigamortis is also a "process of progressive stabilization".
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/17/2012 2:45 Comments || Top||

#2  Sounds like the owner of the Pet Shop in Bolton conversing with one Mr. Praline.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 12/17/2012 13:11 Comments || Top||

#3  test
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 12/17/2012 13:13 Comments || Top||

#4  "The Beret" is strong wid this One!

Michelle of "Michelle's Brigade" would be proud.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 12/17/2012 23:13 Comments || Top||


China-Japan-Koreas
Abe Shift on BOJ Signals Japan May Be Approaching Volcker Moment
The race to the bottom is on. Massive stimulus didn't work in the US or the EU,so Abe is going to show how it will work in Japan. All we will have to do is believe it and the good fairy will make it happen.
Posted by: tipper || 12/17/2012 12:02 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [242 views] Top||

#1  See also CHINA DAILY FORUM > JAPAN LDP SWEEPS TO POWER AMID DOMESTIC, ECONOMIC WOES.

and

* WORLD NEWS > NATIONALISTS TAKE POWER IN JAPAN AND FIRES WARNING SHOT TO CHINA.

RELATED SAME > JAPAN SAYS NO TALKS [vee China] ON SENKAKU ISLANDS | [The Australian] DISPUTED ISLANDS ARE JAPAN'S: NEW PM.

PM-elect Shinzo Abe tells China that China-claimed Senkakus belong to Japan, + that there will be no negotiations or talks wid Cina about Japan's sovereignty over same.

* SAME > [Examiner] CHINA PREPARES FOR POSSIBLE WAR WID JAPAN.

* SAME > [Newstrack India] KEVIN MAHER SAYS TOKYO SHOULD DISPLAY [Jpana's} DEFENSE POWERS TO BEIJING SHOWING ITS "READINESS" TO DEFEND TERRITORY.

versus

* CHINESE MILITARY FORUM POSTER > IN FIFTEEN YEARS JAPAN IS DONE, as widin 10 years China's modernizing economy will be mostly internally or domestically driven; JAPAN-MADE PRODUCTS to be DUMPED = heavily discarded by consumerist mainland CHINESE AMAP despite Chinaworking to dev + empower a CHINA-KOREAS-JAPAN FREE TRADE ZONE???

* DEFENCE.PK/FORUMS > [AsiaOne] JAPAN'S ECONOMY WOES [+ powerful pro-Business, China Trade Lobby, major Corporations] MAY TEMPER ABE'S ZEAL: ANALYSTS.

* SAME > YEN PLUNGES AFTER CONSERVATIVES WIN IN JAPAN ELECTION.

* SAME > [Japan Times = Roger Pulver] COUNTERPOINT: EVEN MORE THAN MELTDOWNS, THIS ELECTION IS ABOUT JAPAN'S WAR-RENOUNCING CONSTITUTION.

Renouncing the renouncement of War in favor of strong "offensive"-capable, "21st-century" oriented Nippon military???

Author any relation to ENSIGN PULVER???

* SAME > CHINA AND JAPAN POSTURING ON DISPUTED ISLANDS COMES AMID TURBULENCE IN ALMOST ALL ASIAN POWERS.

* SAME > DISPUTE OVER SMALL ISLANDS POSES BIG CONUNDRUM FOR US.

ARTIC = China has already taken de facto control of Scarborough Shoal [PHIL = Panatag] in the South China Sea, + now is frequently challenging Japan's control over the islands Japan calls the Senkakus.

* SAME > US CONCERNED BY CHINESE PLANE IN WHAT CHINA CALLS THE "NEW NORMAL", in the East China Sea vee Japan.

IIUC, China is to continually push the limits vee Japan's "actual control" of the Senkakus [China = Daoyus] - OKINAWA ARCHIPELAGO???

Until the day when China suddenly shockingly opens fire on Japanese, Philippine, + Vietnamese ships, aircraft, + personnel in the ECS + SCS, sinking, downing, killing + massacring everything and everyone to show its displeasure at the lack of State-specific, Regional respect for its claims + interests.

[ALAMO + "DE GUELLO"[No Quarter] BALLAD here].

* TOPIX, WORLD NEWS > NORTH KOREA ROCKET LAUNCH/SUCCESS TESTS REGIONAL STABILITY.

NE ASIA, + thus by extension the rest of East, South Asia???
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 12/17/2012 22:35 Comments || Top||

#2  OOOOPPPSIES, forgot TOPIX > SPOTLIGHT ON JAPAN:RETURN TO "ABENOMICS", MORE MILITARISM,TOUGHER CHINA LINE,OUTLOOK FOR YEN + NIKKEI.

* SAME > JAPAN'S EAST CHINA SEA RESPONSE TO CHINA: A NEW BASE BEAR THE DISPUTE. Expanded Garrison, Capabilities on Yonaguni Island off Taiwan.

* SAME > CHINA REPORTS TO UN OUTER LIMITS OF CHINA SHELF IN EAST CHINA SEA.

RELATED SAME, WORLD NEWS > CHINA SUBMITS EAST CHINA SEA CLAIMS TO UN.

Why yes, China's UW "continental/sea shelf" does extend to the OKINAWA TROUGH.

* SAME > JAPAN'S NEXT PM: NO QUARTER FOR CHINA, REACH-OUT TO RUSSIA.

* DEFENCE.PK/FORUMS > [Xinhua]CHINA TO JAPAN: DON'T TEST US.

RELATED TOPIX, WORLD NEWS > CHINA TELLS JAPAN [PM-elect Abe]: "DON'T PICK FIGHTS"; + ABE WARNED "NOT TO PICK FIGHTS", i.e. that Japan can't win???

Beijing would like to take this time/opportunity to "politely" remind Tokyo that China has Nuclear Weapons that can destroy all of Japan, its Cities + People, while Japan has nothing of the kind.

* SAME > CHINA REJECTS JAPAN PROTEST, agz China air incursion, arguing that the disputed Daoyus [Japan = Senkakus] is sovereign Chinese, not Japanese, territory ergo is sovereign Chinese, not Japanese, air space.

* CHINESE MILITARY FORUM > CHINA CALLS ON JAPAN TO HALT [any + all]ENTRIES INTO DISPUTED WATERS -YAHOO NEWS.

* SAME > [ZeeNews = India] CHINA-JAPAN ISLAND ROW COULD TURN INTO MILITARY CLASH.

* SAME > FORMER US OFFCIAL: DON'T MISTAKE [misconstrue = mis-interprete] SUPPORT IN SOUTH CHINA SEA, i.e. tha US support of ASEAN Nations allows the latter to behave overly aggressive or bellicose vee Rising China.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 12/17/2012 23:04 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Culture Wars
Discovery hit ‘American Guns’ canceled as Hollywood wrestles with links to gun violence
Indeed the tragedy in Connecticut, in which with 27 people, including 20 school children, were killed by a lone gunman, has many in the entertainment industry struggling with the issue of firearms and gun violence. The star and director of the upcoming blood-and-gore filled “Django Unchained” differed this weekend about Hollywood’s responsibility when it comes to violence in film.

Actor Jamie Foxx told the Associated Press that the entertainment industry needs to start bearing some responsibility for violent content it produces. "We cannot turn our back and say that violence in films or anything that we do doesn't have a sort of influence," Foxx said. "It does."

But director Quentin Tarantino, who has built his career on depictions of graphic violence in films like “Inglourious Basterds” and “Kill Bill,” said he was tired of having to defend his movies, noting that “tragedies happen” and the blame should fall on those guilty of committing them.

“Quentin Tarantino seems to believe he is magically disconnected from the human race. Somehow everything he creates has no impact on us? He’s not the only director or movie producer who denies any negative effect from their work,” scoffed documentary producer Nicole Clark, who also educates young children on the effects of the media. “But ask any of these producers or directors if they think films can have a positive effect on society, and they will instantly say yes."

The Tarantino movie – described by one early filmgoer as so violent that they had to leave the theater midway through – is slated for official release on Christmas Day, prompting many to wonder if producer Harvey Weinstein, who recently called for a Violent Movie Summit to discuss the hot-button topic, will look to delay its release given the current circumstances. The film’s press junket, held in New York the day after the Connecticut shootings, proceeded as scheduled.
Posted by: GolfBravoUSMC || 12/17/2012 12:19 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [266 views] Top||

#1  "You can't stop a bird from landing on your head, but you can stop it from nesting".

Old Irish proverb....
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/17/2012 12:42 Comments || Top||

#2  "Somehow everything he creates has no impact on us?"

I like a few of his movies, but in the end, they're just that, MOVIES. The feeble minded buy into the whole movie affects the way I act. The sick minded will use whatever excuse they want to rationalize their evil actions -- and so will politicians jump on those same tired excuses.
Posted by: Broadhead6 || 12/17/2012 13:05 Comments || Top||

#3  This would be the Jamie Foxx who just bragged about this movie allowing him to kill a bunch of white people.

I don't think Djengo or Johnson Reacher are so much the problem, they are about getting the bad guys, unlike say Natural Born Killers, which makes it out to be cool to be bad guys. I'm not advocating letting hollywould off the hook, their products have been overall aweful. I just look at all these pounces by the media et all and see drug use, mental illness, or both as a factor.

Self censor, hardly likely, but lets start with one I consider incredibly violent and bigoted: The Color Purple. Domestic abuse, makes black men look like predators. But get rid of the violence and is there a story, any lesson to take away?

What about Whale Wars? Gonna cancel that propagandist cheerleading for piracy, law breaking, chemical weapons use? Sports, pretty violent too. Video Games, absolutely. Personal transportation, yep. Maybe we can all hang around in our collective basements and hope that the next knock on the door is only our neighborhood green heeler, making sure our credits are paid up and have proper light bulbs installed.

No, the problem is in the parenting. Saw x-men origins with the wife when it came out, swear there were a half dozen under-8s at that showing. Parents dropped them off there so they could go do, well, whatever. Call me olde fashioned, but hugh jackman's bare ass cutting up a bunch of people isn't 6 year old's material and that isn't the movie maker's fault either.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 12/17/2012 13:36 Comments || Top||

#4  If you follow the horrendous school shootings from Columbine to present they are all young men and boys perpetrating the act. A Psychiatrist on Fox just confirmed that in the late teens to early twenties is when a disturbed person's Psychosis tends to break out. There's nothing that will relieve your anger better than to see Cheech Marin's grubby character get one between the eyes.

The Newtown tragedy was not the worst in history:

The Bath School disaster is the name given to three bombings in Bath Township, Michigan, on May 18, 1927, which killed 38 elementary school children, two teachers, and four other adults; at least 58 people were injured. The perpetrator killed his wife first, and later committed suicide in his last explosion. Most of the victims were children in the second to sixth grades (7–14 years of age) attending the Bath Consolidated School. Their deaths constitute the deadliest mass murder in a school in United States history.
Posted by: GolfBravoUSMC || 12/17/2012 13:56 Comments || Top||

#5  GB,

thanks. Good refresher history. Being from MI, I almost forgot about that. Not to mention Tim McVeigh. His farm was not too far away from where my grandparents lived.
Posted by: Broadhead6 || 12/17/2012 14:03 Comments || Top||

#6  If violence in movies and video games adversely affects 1 out of a million it still doesn't justify banning the violent movies and video games, it just suggests we need to find that 1 and do something about them before it is too late.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 12/17/2012 15:03 Comments || Top||

#7  Harvey's summet idea is a way to get free press without sounding ghoulish.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 12/17/2012 15:05 Comments || Top||


Texas School District Will Let Teachers Carry Guns
Posted by: whitecollar redneck || 12/17/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [260 views] Top||

#1  Don't mess with Texas.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/17/2012 0:23 Comments || Top||

#2  One school district which will probably never have a 'shootings'.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 12/17/2012 0:36 Comments || Top||

#3  Expect some lib-heads to go ballistic over this....
Posted by: USN,Ret. || 12/17/2012 1:44 Comments || Top||

#4  It was unclear how many of the 50 or so teachers and staff members will be armed this fall because Thweatt did not disclose that information, to keep it from students or potential attackers.

"Unclear" is the way it should remain! Throws the bad guys off and also saves a lot on signs and bumper stickers.

Barkeeper, set another 'hat tip' round in honor of Texas!
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/17/2012 1:57 Comments || Top||

#5  Two points:
1. USN Ret. this is a feature not a bug.
2. The Israeli version of a Galil over the shoulder seems to work too.
Posted by: AlanC || 12/17/2012 7:23 Comments || Top||

#6  The Belmont Club talks about life in the PI and guns and schools.
Posted by: P2kontheroad || 12/17/2012 8:50 Comments || Top||

#7  Alan, don't believe I was complaining. I rather like the idea .
Posted by: USN,ret || 12/17/2012 9:13 Comments || Top||

#8  My dear USN Ret I would NEVER think that you would not see this as a good thing.

Just trying to point out that I don't think this comes under the heading of "unintended" consequences. ;^)
Posted by: AlanC || 12/17/2012 12:05 Comments || Top||

#9  The state of Utah passed a law that allows students/faculty to carry concealed on campuses--it might have been after the Virginia Tech shootings. Utah seems to be doing fine.
Posted by: JohnQC || 12/17/2012 12:23 Comments || Top||

#10  I seem to remember crime dropping off a bit in Utah after the State gave Gary Gilmore the Winchester cure.
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/17/2012 13:05 Comments || Top||

#11  Expect some lib-heads to go ballistic over this....

How come we never read about a liberal having a stroke when exposed to the iniquity of conservatives?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/17/2012 14:24 Comments || Top||

#12  This happened in 2008. What a surprise that there has not been an incident in this district NOT!
Posted by: warthogswife || 12/17/2012 15:05 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Govt committed to eradicating polio: Zardari
[Dawn] President Asif Ali Ten Percent Zardari
... husband of the late Benazir Bhutto, who has been singularly lacking in curiosity about who done her in ...
on Saturday reiterated that eradication of polio
...Poliomyelitis is a disease caused by infection with the poliovirus. Between 1840 and the 1950s, polio was a worldwide epidemic. Since the development of polio vaccines the disease has been largely wiped out in the civilized world. However, since the vaccine is known to make Moslem pee-pees shrink and renders females sterile, bookish, and unsubmissive it is not widely used by the turban and automatic weapons set...
was the PPP-led government's top priority.

The front man to the President, Senator Farhatullah Babar, said that President Zardari was discussing the situation with regard to the reported polio cases in the country and the steps being taken for eradication of the disease with representatives of some international agencies and non-governmental organizations at the Aiwan-e-Sadr.
Posted by: Fred || 12/17/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [256 views] Top||

#1  A vaccine developed by a Jewish virologist, probably not halal. They'd undoubtedly prefer a victimized crippling, debilitating existence.
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/17/2012 9:22 Comments || Top||


No polio campaign in nine snowbound union councils of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
[Dawn] Nine union councils of Mansehra
...a city and an eponymous district in eastern Khyber-Pakthunwa, nestled snug up against Pak Kashmir, with Kohistan and Diamir to the north and Abbottabad to the south...
district are to miss the upcoming polio
...Poliomyelitis is a disease caused by infection with the poliovirus. Between 1840 and the 1950s, polio was a worldwide epidemic. Since the development of polio vaccines the disease has been largely wiped out in the civilized world. However, since the vaccine is known to make Moslem pee-pees shrink and renders females sterile, bookish, and unsubmissive it is not widely used by the turban and automatic weapons set...
vaccination campaign due to heavy snowfall, according to district executive officer (health) Dr Siddiqur Rehman.

"Polio campaign will not be carried out in nine snowbound union councils of the district," the DCO said during the campaign's inaugural function at King Abdullah Teaching Hospital (Kath) here on Saturday.

State minister Sardar Shahjehan Yousaf inaugurated the polio campaign by administering oral vaccine to a child.

Medial superintendent of Kath Dr Niaz Mohammad were also present on the occasion.

"We are not going to hold polio drive in nine snowbound union councils of the district. The new schedule for it will be announced after the weather clears," said the EDO.

He said a total of 220,000 children of and under five years of age would be administered polio drops in 50 union council of Mansehra.

Dr Rehman said the union councils where polio drive wouldn't be held included Kaghan, Hangrai, Ghanool, Jabbar Davli, Chatter Plan, Battal, Hilkot, Kuwai and Jaraid.

Minister Yousaf said the government was taking all possible measures for polio eradiation from the country.

"Though the government is using all its resources to end polio from the country, it is also the responsibility of all segments of the society, including parents, to extend full support to the government in making the country polio-free," he said.In Lakki Marwat, DCO Nisar Ahmad on Saturday called upon the officials of local administration, heads of the line departments and health authorities to ensure strict monitoring of polio teams during the three-day anti-polio drive starting from tomorrow (Monday).
Posted by: Fred || 12/17/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [234 views] Top||


Fisticuffs at Old PU Law
[Dawn] Two faculty members of the Punjab University Law Colleges on Saturday created a scene on the campus when they had a physical fight on salary issue during which they also used abusive language against each other.

Dr Amanullah Malik, who is on two-year ex-Pakistain leave and teaches International Human Rights Law at the South Asian University, New Delhi, India, told Dawn that he had left for the neighbouring country on September 3 but the law college acting principal Samee Uzair stopped his August salary.

He said Mr Uzair even did not respond to the emails he sent him from India and eventually he (Dr Malik) had to send an email to the PU vice-chancellor, requesting him to get his salary released.

Dr Malik said he had returned to Pakistain on vacation after the completion of first semester at the Indian varsity a couple of days ago and was sitting in the room of a college teacher, Iftikhar Tarar, when Mr Uzair came there and started misbehaving with him. Dr Malik alleged Mr Uzair uses abusive language against his family members for sending email to the vice-chancellor.

At this provocation, it is learnt, Dr Malik hit the principal with his bag ensuing a brawl between the two teachers, leaving both of them injured. Principal Mr Uzair got an injury near his left eye, while Dr Malik's spectacles were broken.

Dr Malik said that he called police emergency 15 and Moslem town police reached the college campus.

On the other hand, Mr Uzair said Dr Malik was on without-pay ex-Pakistain leave and was supposed to pay back Rs150,000 loan he had obtained from the college funds.

He said that he had also issued a notice to Dr Malik when he did not return even the first monthly installment of Rs5,000 of the loan.

"When Dr Malik visited my office for an NOC he required to proceed to India, he committed that he would return the loan within a week's time. I signed the NOC. However,
a hangover is the wrath of grapes...
he did not return the loan. He had to again return to me for another NOC," Mr Uzair said.

"This time, Dr Malik committed that he would give post-dated cheques for payment of loan installments. However,
a woman is only as old as she admits...
he left for India without returning the loan or giving post-dated cheques," Mr Uzair explained.
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