Schoolteacher arrested for molesting six-year-old

first_imgA six-year-old student was allegedly molested by a teacher at a government-aided girls’ school in south Kolkata. The incident led to a major protest by parents of students outside the school on Tuesday. The protesters threw stones at the police team which reached the spot for investigation, forcing the police to resort to baton charge to disperse them. The accused teacher was arrested and four persons were taken into custody for throwing stones at the police. The school authorities could not be reached for comments.Two separate casesJoint Commissioner of Kolkata Police (Headquarters) Supratim Sarkar said two separate cases were lodged regarding the alleged molestation and assault on police. “We have lodged a case against the accused teacher under Sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act,” he said.A brawl broke out in front of the school between the police and the guardians when the latter tried to break open the school gate. Both sides allegedly traded blows and a section of the protesters tried to pull off the helmets of the police personnel who retaliated with baton charge. Several guardians and police personnel were injured in the clash. “Eight police personnel, including two officers incharge, were injured,” said Mr. Sarkar. He denied allegations that there was not adequate deployment of women police personnel to deal with the situation.A section of guardians eventually broke open the main gate of the school and ransacked several rooms inside the premises. They also allegedly heckled other teachers when they tried to leave the premises. The situation was such that some of the teachers had to be taken out of the area in police vehicles.West Bengal Commission for Protection of Child Rights chairperson said that the commission will monitor the probe and seek the CCTV footages of the school from the police if required.last_img read more

ST: free IDE further expands STM32Cube microcontroller ecosystem

first_img Continue Reading Previous Simulation on-the-go with COMSOL Client for AndroidNext Meet the hidden figures of tech STMicroelectronics continues to make the STM32 family of richly featured and energy-efficient microcontrollers more easily accessible for designers through the STM32CubeIDE, a free all-in-one STM32 development tool now available as part of the STM32Cube software ecosystem.As easy to use as a commercial Integrated Development Environment (IDE), the STM32CubeIDE leverages ST’s 2017 acquisition of embedded-development-tool vendor Atollic. It is offered under industry-standard open license terms and adds dedicated STM32-specific features to simplify and accelerate STM32-based embedded designs. These include the powerful STM32CubeMX tool for configuring the microcontroller and managing the project build.The STM32Cube ecosystem is popular among developers, with downloads of STM32CubeMX currently averaging more than 250,000 per year. By combining STM32CubeMX with STM32CubeIDE, ST now creates a development environment that is more powerful than typical free tools offered by MCU vendors. The complete STM32Cube ecosystem also contains the STM32CubeProgrammer for MCU programming and STM32CubeMonitor series for monitoring application behaviour, as well as individual MCU-specific embedded software packages.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components last_img read more

Ombudsmans Office might legally dispute Government over healthcare contract

first_img <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrint WhatsAppcenter_img The Office of the Ombudsman might legally dispute the Government. This after the latter had repeatedly refused to furnish the former with the full details of the contract that passed over three Maltese public hospitals to Vitals Global Healthcare.This information was reported by The Sunday Times who also added that the Office of the Ombudsman through the Commissioner for Health had asked for the contract over three occasions, in 2016, 2017 and 2019.Both the former Health Minister Konrad Mizzi and the current Health Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Chris Fearne have refused the Office of the Ombudsman from its legal right to access even still secret contracts.The newspaper further details that a spokesperson referred that the Commissioner for Health within the Office of the Ombudsman is considering a legal challenge against the current administration as it believes that its authority is being “undermined”.Vitals Global Healthcare was given the concession to run Karin Grech Hospital, St. Luke’s Hospital, and Gozo General Hospital in exchange for €300 million worth of investment in the three health facilities over set timeframes. In exchange the Maltese government had to ‘buy’ the health services from the private enterprise.None of these timeframes have as yet been respected. VGH became insolvent two years after the contract was signed and had to sell its public concession to Stewards Healthcare for an undisclosed sum.The article in the Sunday newspaper also added that the government did at one point made available a corrected document where all the data related to financial obligations and commitments were blackened out. It also reports that the only entity that has a fully copy of the document is the National Audit Office, which had to start a probe to investigate the deal to obtain such.In 2018, The Sunday Times had also revealed that that the Maltese authorities have to pay €188,00 a day to Steward Healthcare for 30 years.Read also: Watch: Steward Health Care Malta claims to be on time with school, despite 2016…Watch: Steward Health Care negotiations done and dusted – PMWatch: Fearne does not reveal contract negotiations with StewardUpdate (1): Court rejects PM’s appeal on VGH contracts caseVitals statistics: €1 sale yielding a profit of millionslast_img read more