4,208 people sought Padma for Dera chief

first_imgMore than 4,200 people recommended ‘Saint Dr Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan’ for a Padma award in 2017, while the self-styled godman and now rape convict proposed his own name for the honour five times.According to the list of recommendations or nominations for the Padma Awards 2017, the Union Home Ministry received 18,768 applications.The highest — 4,208 recommendations — including two from ‘Saintgorge William Sonet’ and ‘India Saintgorge’, both from Hissar in Haryana, were received for conferring any one of the three Padma awards on the controversial Dera Sacha Sauda chief, reveal documents accessed by PTI.All for GurmeetAll recommendations were marked in the name of ‘Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan’, also known as ‘rockstar baba’ and ‘guru of bling’, and almost all had come from Sirsa in Haryana, the headquarters of the Dera Sacha Sauda.Self-recommendationGurmeet Ram Rahim, who was sentenced to 20 years in jail for raping two followers this week, recommended himself five times. While his address was given as Sirsa thrice, on the other two applications, he gave Hissar in Haryana and Ganganagar in Rajasthan, as his address.The overwhelming majority of those who recommended the Dera chief’s name for the highest civilian honour in the country used single names like Abha, Aditya, Akbar, Alfez, Baljinder, Milky, Gajal Komal, Jony, Jesse and Ishwar.Padma awards seek to recognise exceptional achievements in art, literature and education, sports, medicine, social work, science and engineering, civil service, trade and industry.last_img read more

London Olympics: Indian wrestlers Amit Kumar, Narsingh Yadav out

first_imgYoung Indian wrestler Amit Kumar was done in by bad luck as he was at the receiving end in repachage from Bulgarian Radoslav Marinov Velikov in the 55kg category at the London Olympics on Friday.After losing his quarter-final to a strong Georgian Vladimer Khinchegashvili, Amit Kumar was kept waiting. However, as the Georgian won, Amit got a fresh lease of life.Earlier, 19-year-old Amit had defeated Iran’s in the pre-quarterfinals.The repachage bout was much awaited as it was being held in an action packed evening in between the semi-finals.Amit versus Radoslav had all the trappings of a thriller as both the grapplers were not in a mood to give up.However, as luck would have it, Amit did not enjoy a good time at the end of each round. As per the rules, at the end of each round if neither wrestler has scored a point, then the referee does a small lottery as to which person gets a chance to do a “clinch.”In clinch, the wrestler gets the chance to go on the offensive. And in two successive rounds, despite fans egging on Amit at the Excel centre, he lost the “clinch” to Radoslav. And as a result it left Amit out of the competition.”I am overall happy with my performance. Earlier wrestlers used to lose in the first round and now in repachage I have fought with seasoned wrestlers” said Amit later.Disastrous campaign for Narisngh Yadav Earlier in the day, in the 74kg weight category, Narisngh Pancham Yadav’s campaign turned out to be a disastrous one as he lost in the first round to Mattthew Judah Gentry of Canada.advertisementIf Narsingh was hoping his opponent would progress to the final so that he could get a chance for the repechage, which is like an elimination, he had no such luck.Earlier on, Amit was simply not good enough for the Georgian opponent Vladimer Khinchegashvili. Vladimer won the first match 4-0, despite some doubts over the referee’s decision.The Indian did get a “clinch” in the first round but could not make use of it.In the second round, Amit tried hard but was done in by a stronger opponent.All eyes will now be on Yogeshwar Dutt in the 60kg category and Sushil on Sunday.These are the last chances for India to win another medal at the London Olympics.last_img read more

Hip fracture

first_imgHip fractures occur as a result of major or minor trauma. In elderly patients with bones weakened by osteoporosis, relatively little trauma, even walking, may result in a hip fracture.Review Date:6/22/2012Reviewed By:A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, and David R. Eltz. Previously reviewed by C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery (9/22/2011).last_img