The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a case against O. Ibobi Singh, the former state chief of the militancy-hit Manipur state, retired top administrative officer D. S. Poonia, and several others for misappropriating funds worth $47 million dollars approximately (INR Rs.332 crore). According to a senior CBI officer, it was alleged that the accused, while working as chairman of the Manipur Development Society from 30 June 2006 to July 2017, in conspiracy with others, misappropriated government funds to the tune of $47 million dollars approx. (INR Rs.332 crore) out of a total amount of $73 million dollars approximately (INR 518 crore) that had been entrusted to them for the purpose of executing works. “Following the complaint, several teams are carrying out searches at nine locations including Aizawl, Imphal, and Gurgaon in the case of misappropriation of government funds. We can’t reveal the names of the people whose premises were raided as the case is … [Read more...] about India’s Top Anti-Graft Agency Files Case Against Ex-State Chief of ‘Militancy-Infested’ Region
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former campus minister at Villanova University who admitted possessing child pornography has been sentenced to nearly seven years in prison. Timothy O’Connell must also serve 10 years of supervised release once he’s freed from prison. The 52-year-old Drexel Hill resident had pleaded guilty in June to obtaining images that depicted the sexual abuse and exploitation of pre-pubescent children. One of the victims was a 2-year-old child identified by the FBI in another investigation. O’Connell is the former associate director of campus ministry at Villanova. Federal prosecutors say the case is particularly disturbing because O’Connell was a spiritual leader who was trusted on campus. Before receiving a 78-month sentence Thursday, O’Connell told the judge “I’m disgusted by my behavior.” (©Copyright 2019 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.) … [Read more...] about Former Villanova University Campus Minister Sentenced In Child Pornography Case
More than 1,500 complaints of unwanted sexual approaches, many targeting children, have been made against popular social networking apps in Apple's App Store, in contrast to what Apple prominently markets as a "safe and trusted place," according to a Washington Post investigation. The complaints about popular social media platforms that connect strangers in video conversations, known as "random chat apps," serve as digital cries for help. "A man who is sick in the head and disgusting decided to show some things that shouldn't have been shown," read one review of the app Monkey in September. Another one from last month warned, "This is a lawsuit waiting to happen. Predators are all over this site." Using a machine learning algorithm to identify App Store reviews containing reports of unwanted sexual content, racism and bullying, The Post sifted through more than 130,000 reviews of six random chat apps, all but one of which were ranked in the top 100 for social networking by Apple … [Read more...] about Apple says its App Store is ‘a safe and trusted place.’ We found 1,500 reports of unwanted sexual behavior on six apps, some targeting minors.
"The Kahol-Lavan [Blue and White] bloc appealed through lawyers to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Avichai Mandelblit, calling for Netanyahu's immediate resignation from all ministerial posts in the government", the opposition alliance said in a statement. The party stressed that the prime minister should step down in accordance with the decision of the High Court of Justice. The statement comes a day after Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit indicted Netanyahu on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust. Following Mandelblit's decision, Netanyahu, who holds several ministerial posts, including that of Health Minister and Diaspora Affairs Minister, said that the charges aimed to depose him from the post of the head of government. © AP Photo / Francois MoriNetanyahu’s Wife Asked Gov’t to Slow Assistance to Media Mogul Over Unflattering Coverage – ReportNetanyahu has been accused of receiving luxurious gifts, including cigars and champagne, and offering … [Read more...] about Israeli Opposition Bloc Urges Netanyahu to Immediately Leave All His Ministerial Posts
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced calls to resign over a corruption scandal on Friday, as senior government colleagues publicly declared support after some signs of cracks in party loyalty. Supporters of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu protest outside Likud Party headquarters in Tel Aviv, Israel November 22, 2019. The placards in Hebrew read, "Strong in security, strong in Economy ". REUTERS/Corinna Kern Netanyahu said he would not quit after he was indicted on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust by Israel’s attorney general on Thursday night. The 70-year-old right-wing Likud Party leader denies all wrongdoing and denounced the indictment - the first against a sitting Israeli prime minister - as an “attempted coup.” But his ability to lead a country mired in political crisis, after two inconclusive elections this year that failed to produce a government, is being questioned. The centrist Blue and … [Read more...] about Israel’s Netanyahu faces calls to quit but is defiant in crisis