Police beat reporter on Srinagar street

first_img April 27, 2021 Find out more March 3, 2021 Find out more IndiaAsia – Pacific Led by Sub-Inspector Javaid Ahmad of the Kothibagh district police station, the policemen attacked Bhat while he was covering a People’s Democratic Party demonstration. Indian policemen yesterday gave Gowhar Bhat, a reporter for the Greater Kashmir daily, a beating on a street in Srinagar, the capital of the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir. In the photos taken by a colleague, one can see a dozen police officers smiling as they lay into Bhat with their batons. News Help by sharing this information Organisation “The policemen responsible for this gratuitous violence against a journalist must be punished,” Reporters Without Borders said. IndiaAsia – Pacific “I was covering the demonstration when a policeman came up and slapped me for no reason,” Bhat told Reporters Without Borders. “I told him I was a journalist but he did not calm down. A dozen of his colleagues surrounded me and hit me with their batons.” Two journalists who tried to help him were also beaten. News Receive email alerts April 27, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Police beat reporter on Srinagar street RSF_en In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival June 10, 2021 Find out more RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 News India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media News Follow the news on India to go furtherlast_img read more

Bread is excluded from EU’s Nominal QuantitiesBread is excluded from EU’s Nominal Quantities

first_imgA EUROPEAN Commission committee has voted to allow bread and other staples to be excluded from the EU Nominal Quantities Directive.The EU Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee voted in favour of amending the draft directive on December 12. This directive currently states there should be no set weights for products. The move is hailed as a “vital and important first step” towards allowing the UK to retain its system of selling bread in prescribed quantities by the Federation of Bakers (FoB). It wants bread to be exempt from the Directive, to prevent consumers being confused over the comparative prices of loaves. Currently bread above 300g in weight has to be sold in set weights – 400g, 800g and 1,200g. But new bread weights, such as 500g, 600g or 1,000g, could also be added in the UK.FoB director Gordon Polson commented: “The vote in favour of exemptions for staple products was a vital and important first step. There is support across Europe for exemptions for products, including butter, milk and pasta.”The issue will now go forward to the European Parliament for debate, with a vote expected to take place in January or February. The issue is then likely to be decided in a conciliation process between the European Parliament, the Commission and the Council of Ministers. It could take a year to 18 months to resolve. Mr Polson said: “It is difficult to predict how long it will take to resolve. The problem is the European Council is against exemptions.”NA chief executive David Smith said if weights were deregulated, bakers would still have to declare each loaf’s weight to conform with labelling regulations. That would complicate procedures. “There are people in our sector who say we can cope with total deregulation, but I think we are better keeping the status quo,” he said.last_img read more

Boeheim: Syracuse’s 3-point defense must improve against Virginia Tech

first_imgThe 3s have to stop. North Carolina made too many of them on Jan. 26, just like Virginia Tech did in the second half of Syracuse’s conference-season opener on Jan. 3 in Blacksburg, Virginia.On Monday’s Atlantic Coast Conference coaches’ teleconference, SU head coach Jim Boeheim said his Orange needs to improve on defending the perimeter when Syracuse (14-7, 5-3 ACC) hosts the Hokies (9-12, 1-7)  at 9 p.m. on Tuesday in the Carrier Dome. Though VT sits second-to-last in the conference standings, Virginia Tech is strongest where many teams try to shoot SU’s 2-3 zone off the floor – the 3-point line.The Hokies shoot 38.6 percent from 3, which is better than No. 4 Duke and slightly worse than No. 3 Virginia.“That’s always difficult to defend,” Boeheim said. “When you have three or four guys that can shoot the ball at the three-point line like Virginia Tech can.”VT has six players shooting 32 percent or better from 3-point range of players who have attempted at least 15 3-pointers. When even half of them are firing, the Hokies are dangerous. It’s partly why one of the conference’s worst team’s has only lost one ACC game by more than 15 points. That was against Notre Dame, one of the best shooting teams in the country.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSuccess from beyond the arc is largely how Virginia Tech all but came back from a 19-point halftime deficit against the Orange in January. The Hokies shot 7-for-14 – 50 percent – from 3 in the second half against SU, putting themselves a buzzer-beater away from completing the comeback.Like many teams that try to shoot over the zone, though, VT lives and dies by the 3. The Hokies shot 3-for-11 from 3 in the first half of their first meeting with the Orange and had no answers on either end of the floor as a result.And while UNC’s interior depth was a constant when Syracuse lost its last game, the Tar Heels’ 9-for-16 shooting from three-point range kept them separated from the Orange down the stretch.With a full week off since, Boeheim said his team has spent more time working on defense in practice, preparing for the 18.8 3s that VT puts up per game.Said Boeheim: “We have to do a much better job of defending the 3s against Virginia Tech.” Comments Published on February 2, 2015 at 6:01 pm Contact Jacob: [email protected] | @Jacob_Klinger_ Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more