World Health Organization

WHO condemns the killing of doctors in the Libyan conflict

Tripoli, Libya, 8 April 2019 — The World Health Organization strongly condemned the killing of two doctors who had been providing critically needed services to civilians in Tripoli. “It is unacceptable for health workers to be targeted during armed conflict,” emphasized Dr Ahmed Al Mandhari, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean. “Parties in such conflict must respect international humanitarian law and ensure that health workers and facilities are safe. These doctors risked their lives to evacuate wounded patients from conflict areas, and targeting them and health facilities at such times worsens the situation for civilians caught up in conflict.” WHO has documented more than 46 attacks on health workers and facilities throughout 2018–2019 across Libya. These attacks killed Eight health workers and patients and injured 24. As Libya’s years-old conflict has dragged on, hundreds of primary health care centres and more than 20 hospitals have been damaged or closed. “Such attacks on health facilities deprive thousands of people with essential health care,” added Dr Al-Mandhari. “We call on all parties to respect international commitments and ensure that health workers are able to perform their life-saving work.” WHO denounces attack on health workers and ambulance in Libyan capital 10 May 2019 WHO sends life-saving medical supplies across Libya 9 September 2019 WHO will stay in Afghanistan 18 August 2021

obert Vadra appears before ED

Court directs Robert Vadra to appear before ED on Tuesday

New Delhi, Feb 25. A Delhi court on Monday directed Robert Vadra, brother-in-law of Congress President Rahul Gandhi, to join the Enforcement Directorate‘s (ED) investigation in connection with a probe into a money laundering case. Special Judge Arvind Kumar ordered Vadra to appear before the ED on Tuesday. Robert Vadra, who was slated to appear before the Enforcement Directorate at its Jamnagar office here on Monday for his sixth round of questioning, did not depose before the investigating agency and has moved a separate plea before the court seeking a stay on his interrogation. Vadra has been till date questioned for over 34 hours in connection with the case on February 6, 7, 9, 20 and 22. Earlier in the day, the court had directed the Enforcement Directorate to provide Robert Vadra hard copies of documents recovered in raids at his properties within five days. The case relates to ownership of overseas assets worth 1.9 million pounds by Vadra. On December 7 last year, the ED had searched several of Vadra’s properties in Delhi-NCR and Bengaluru. Robert Vadra, husband of Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi, is on interim bail till March 2.

Assam hooch tragedy toll touches 133

Assam hooch tragedy toll touches 133, CM announces ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh to the victims’ families

Guwahati, Feb 24 (IANS) The death toll in the Assam hooch tragedy increased to 133 on Sunday, with over 200 people hospitalized in Golaghat and Jorhat districts, authorities said. Toll was confirmed by Senior Police officer The toll was confirmed by Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Mukesh Agarwal, who added that 10 people have been arrested in connection with the sale and manufacture of the illicit liquor known as ‘Sulai mod’ in Assamese. “We have sent liquor samples to the forensic science laboratory and a report is awaited,” he said. 90 cases registered for unauthorized sale and production of hooch Meanwhile, an Excise Department official said that a total of 90 cases have been registered regarding the unauthorized sale and production of hooch and also for violating the excise law. “We have seized and destroyed 4,860 liters of illegal liquor since February 22,” he said. CM Sonowal visited the Jorhat Medical College Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday visited the Jorhat Medical College and Hospital to check on the victims undergoing treatment. He also announced ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh to the victims’ families and Rs 50,000 to the people undergoing treatment. The tragedy occurred after a large number of people consumed the spurious liquor on Thursday night at the Salmora tea estate in Golaghat, 300 km from here, and at two remote villages in Titabor sub-division of Jorhat district.

Vande Bharat Express

inauspicious : Vande Bharat Express runs over cattle, halted in UP

Tundla (Uttar Prades), Feb 16. A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the indigenously built Vande Bharat Express to Varanasi from New Delhi, the train made an unscheduled stop for over three hours on Saturday near Tundla in Uttar Pradesh. The train came to a halt 18 km ahead of Tundla station after it ran over some livestock around 5.30 a.m. near Chamraula station, according to railway officials. He also pointed out that this was not a scheduled commercial run. “Commercial operation of Vande Bharat Express starts from February 17.” The train resumed its onward journey for Delhi at around 8.15 a.m., he added The 16-coach train will have two executive compartments with 52 seats each and trailer coaches with 78 seats each. प्रधानमंत्री #NarendraModi द्वारा हरी झंडी दिखाकर #नईदिल्ली से #वाराणासी के लिए रवाना किए जाने के एक दिन बाद स्वदेश निर्मित #VandeBharatExpress 16 फरवरी को वापस #दिल्ली लौटते समय #उत्तरप्रदेश के #टुंडला के पास रुक गई। ट्रेन तीन घंटे से भी ज्यादा देर तक रुकी रही। Photo: IANS — IANS Tweets (@ians_india) February 16, 2019 Did you like this news / article? Please also comment and share in the comment box so that more people can talk Please subscribe to our YouTube channel