An 18-month-old child fell into a 60-feet-deep borewell in Haryana’s Balsamand village on Thursday and a massive operation is underway to rescue him, officials said. The child is safe, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) in Hisar, Joginder Singh, said. Oxygen tubes have been dropped to help the child breathe, the officials said, adding that biscuits and juices have also been sent down the borewell. Nadim, fell into the borewell when he was playing with his friends outside his house, according to a villager.“The rescue operations are on. NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) personnel and experts from the army, assisted by local authorities are on the job. As of now, the child is safe,” he said. Earthmovers and other equipment have been pressed into service to rescue the child, and a medical team is also at the site, the officials said. On how long could it take to rescue the boy, the DSP said, “Massive operation is on, but these are technical issues and hence, no definite time-line can be given.”Police were informed about the incident by the boy’s family members and villagers. The child’s father is a labourer. Hisar Deputy Commissioner Ashok Kumar Meena said legal action will be taken against the person who dug the borewell without taking permission from the department concerned. The accident has again brought to the fore the dangers posed by uncovered borewells, which have turned into death traps for children.
Lok Sabha on Monday felicitated badminton player Saina Nehwal for winning the Hong Kong Super Series tournament.Speaking on behalf of members, Speaker Meira Kumar said Saina had emphatically established herself as one of the best players through her “stupendous performance”.Saina defeated Asian Games winner Shixian Wang of China to win the tournament.Noting that Saina had won the fourth major international title during this year, Kumar said, “honourable members, I am sure all of you will join me in conveying our heartiest congratulations to her.” “Her achievements are a matter of national pride and source of inspiration for many a budding sportspersons of our country,” the Speaker added amidst thumping of desks by the members.- WIth PTI inputs
Ravneet Pawha has been honoured as the for Business Leader of Professional of the Year by the India Australia Business & Community Awards (IABCA) on October 12.The Australian government gave away the prestigious award in presence of Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Hon. Marise Payne, Indian High Commissioner in Australia, Dr Ajay Gondane, and other Indian business and community leaders.On receiving the award Pawha commented, “This award recognises Deakin’s efforts in India towards education for jobs of the future and initiatives for the communities we serve.”It is indeed an honour to be felicitated on such a big platform. The award belongs to the highly-committed Deakin India team in New Delhi. We endeavour to continue our mission with passion, persistence and people to people connect,” she added.This has strengthened ties between India and Australia with this innovative strategic partnerships, uniting Australian higher education with Indian popular culture.A look at her work She headed the key strategic project — the Deakin India Research Initiative (DIRI), which aims to bridge the gap between academia and industry.Through DIRI, Deakin has established more than 100 projects involving 100+ PhD students and more than 50 industry, academic, and government partners in India.This includes the $15-million TERI-Deakin Nano-Biotechnology research facility in India, often cited as a standout example of India-Australia collaboration.Ravneet Pawha’s achievements:Ms Pawha has been a contributor to the Victorian Government’s India strategy and the recently published Australia-India Economic Strategy, featuring Deakin as a profile institution.She represents Australian higher education at various forums and is a member of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry and the Confederation of Indian Industry Sports Council.Under her leadership, the Australia India Business Council awarded the Deakin South Asia office for ‘Outstanding Contribution by an Australian Business in India in 2017.advertisementShe also brought Deakin into the limelight, winning several awards from the federal and state governments of Australia. The institution received the 2017 Australian Export Award for Education and Training.She did her master’s from Panjab University and has been working for Deakin University for over 17 years now.Also read: 8 major awards given by the Government of IndiaInterested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.To get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Twitter Sunday night’s stacked line-up on HGTV Canada brought down the house with two new, original series premieres, Moving the McGillivrays and Bryan Inc. The Canadian original series were the #1 and #2 most watched series of the night across Canadian specialty (excluding sports).* Moving the McGillivrays, which premiered at 9 p.m. ET/PT drew in 418, 000 (2+) viewers making it the highest rated series premiere amongst McGillivray’s robust roster of hit series for the network. Making HGTV Canada history, Bryan Inc.’s 10 p.m. ET/PT premiere drew 481,000 (2+) viewers, becoming the #1 highest rated series premiere on the channel in the last five years. ( 2+)**Additional data highlights: September 25th is the top ranked Sunday night (8 p.m. – 11 p.m.) on HGTV Canada in the last five years (2+) **Across all Canadian TV, which includes conventional channels, Bryan Inc. and Moving the McGillivrays ranked in the Top 20 across multiple key demos (Ind. 2+, A18-49, A25-54, A18-34, W18-49, W25-54, W18-34) excluding sports.***Viewers who missed the premiere episodes of Moving the McGillivrays and Bryan Inc. can catch up on HGTV.ca. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement In next week’s episode of Moving the McGillivrays airing October 2 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, Scott makes a painstaking decision about his newly-bought home and discovers a threatening and very wet problem. Meanwhile, Sabrina nervously goes back to work and Scott embarks on a charitable endeavor: building a home for a deserving family in need.In the next episode of Bryan Inc. airing October 2 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, Sarah adjusts to her new role with the company, while Bryan goes out of town for work. Will she be able to manage the properties as well as their four kids on her own?– 30 –Sources:*Numeris PPM Data/Sep25/16-Overnights, Total Canada, excluding sports, based on Ind. 2+, Adults and Women 25-54/18-49/18-34.**Numeris PPM Data, Jan1/10-Sep25/16 – Live + same day playback, Total Canada***Source: Numeris PPM Data, Sep25/16 – overnights, Total Canada, includes CDN CONV COM ENG/CDN SPEC COM ENG/CDN DIG ENG (excluding sports) SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:Follow Corus PR on Twitter @CorusPRWatch full episodes and see exclusive content at hgtv.caSubscribe to HGTV Canada’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/hgtvcanada Follow HGTV Canada on Twitter and FacebookHGTV Canada is a Corus Entertainment Network.About Corus Entertainment Inc.Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that creates and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses 45 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a global content business, digital assets, live events, children’s book publishing, animation software, technology and media services. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic Channel, Q107, CKNW, Fresh Radio, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com. Facebook Advertisement
APTN National NewsMore concerns at Yellowknife’s toxic giant gold mine.385 kilograms of halo-carbon recently leaked during a test freeze of one of the arsenic chambers.The incident has environmentalists concerned over long term care and maintenance at the site.APTN’s Cullen Crozier has more.