Brutality in Kano: Emir Sets Prayers for All in the Nigerian city

Both of the Christian and Muslim residents in Kano, northern part of Nigerian city in which as a minimum one hundred and sixty citizens were killed brutally in one series of attack on this Friday, now have been begged to pay attention to a day for the prayer for those citizens. Special prayer gathering has already been held next to the palace of Emir of Kano. The prayer was to ask Allah for helping end all this kind violence. The Islamist militant team named Boko Haram told that this could carry out the attacks.

As a minimum twelve locally prepared explosive devices and materials have been uncovered by searching in the abandoned vehicles which were then in city. The doctors told that many bodies are continuously arriving in morgues in addition to the figure of the citizens killed in that series of the bombings plus shoot-outs also is devastatingly expected to go up. The BBC new’s reporter of this city Abdullahi Kaura Abubaker told that some of the people are also starting to start again normal activities within the city bar heavy and strict security presence stands there. On the other hand overnight curfew also was in place.

The main issue of the call for the prayers was to say “End this violence.” This was also issued by the two parties of the State government of Kano as well as Emirate council which is on the local radio station. In this call all the Muslims as well as non Muslims strongly were urged for gathering at their own places of the worship. One source says that approximately 200 citizens attended the central mosque of Kano, at the same time also local mosques of the city held prayers. This Keno city is actually one of the largest cities in mostly Muslim north portion but this has a large Christian community. Moreover, Boko Haram actually targeted the worshippers at more than a few churches on the Christmas Day as well as one faction also has urged the southerners, who mostly are Christian or else follow the traditional beliefs, in order to leave the northern part.

More than hundred people have taken off their own homes. There also have been some cases of the members of 2 communities strongly supporting one another. The president Goodluck Jonathan also visited the city Kano at Sunday for offering his condolences along with vowed to conquer the "terrorists".

  • Written by Navid Iqbal
  • Category: International

Judge gets suspended by Texas court for video of beating teenage daughter

A judge is suspended by Texas court for beating his own daughter in a video footage that was posted in You Tube.

Violence is always bad. And it is hated by all. To punish the children is ok when you do it by not harming or heating the child which can have a bad effect in future. But beating children is a kind of illegal work. It is hated by all. In recent years child punishment is totally band in the developed countries. Now to punish a child by beating is counted as a crime and there are laws to protect such acts. But what happens when a judge himself commits such a crime of child beating.

William Adams was a Texas family law judge. He was seen beating his daughter in a video that was posted in the You Tube. It was very much shocking that being a judge how can he make such crime.

The video was posted by his-own daughter in this year some days ago. She captured the video secretly. The video footage was of 2004. In the video it was clear that William Adams was beating his daughter by a belt of his. He was beating his girl for downloading illegally from internet. Often he used to beat his daughter Hillary in this way. The video was of 7 minutes and in the video he was clearly seen to hit Hillary with his belt for at least 10 times and all them were powerful strikes. He used to shout on her and told her to lie down on her bed with using slangs so that he could spank on her legs and back. The video in You Tube is viewed more than six million times in internet.

William Adams has not take part on any bench since the video was out in the internet on October-27. And now Texas Supreme Court has suspended William Adams from his job. A commission is inquiring the case.

There are some other restrictions too on his visit to his family also. He cannot visit his 10 year old daughter without her mother’s permission who is his ex wife. He cannot also drink alcohol or disparage the women within 24 hours of meeting his child.

Police said that the judge will not face criminal charges because the incident happened many times ago. But the inquiry is going on for the crime and hopefully the result will be in our hands soon.

Adams also agreed with a lawyer that all children are daydreamers and their testimony should be ignored.

  • Written by Navid Iqbal
  • Category: International

Official Announcement On Cold Shutdown of Reactors in Japan

Finally, a declaration has come on Friday from the Japan government on Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO). The 3 crippled reactors are now in cold shutdown condition at Fukushima plant no. 1 and no longer leaking huge quantity of radiation.

If the declaration is correct and a stable cooling system for the reactors is achieved, it would be a great milestone in finishing the world’s most hazardous nuclear disaster since Chernobyl crisis, 1986. But there are still lots of doubts. Many skeptics have given their opinion that the announcement is slightly extra than political showing off.

The meaning of a cold shutdown is that the coolant temperatures of reactor core are lower than hundred degrees so that the water is not in boiling condition and the radioactive materials are not evading in large amounts from the cores. The three reactors have been noticeably damaged and the maximum of the dissolved fuel is supposed to enter throughout the pressure vessels and fall down to the base of external containment vessels. Still, it is not possible for TEPCO to measure the actual hotness at the base of containment vessels, the government announced the three reactors are now in a condition of cold shutdown as the temperatures at the base of pressure vessels, that are inside of  containment vessels, are far lower than boiling point.

Authorities said that from Friday the atmosphere temperature at the lower area of those containment vessels of reactors 1, 2 and 3 were 38.90 C, 167.50 C and 57.40 C respectively. According to TEPCO, this designates the total containment vessels, which is the last protection to hold radioactive materials from spreading out, have been reserved securely cool through insertion of the coolant water.

Nevertheless, levels of the radiation are still excessively high to clearly verify the real conditions of melted fuel supposed to take position at the base of the vessels.

But TEPCO is saying that no longer the melted fuel is too hot to go through the last concrete cover of containment vessels as a small amount of carbon dioxide has been discovered in the air inside those vessels.

TEPCO said that the rate of radiation leakage from the 3 reactors remains under 1 millisievert/year. This was also mentioned as one most important cause for the Japan government to announce the achievement of cold shutdown.

Yet, experts are worried about long-term constancy of the total coolant arrangement, which is inserting water inside the cores of the reactors, given the threat of another earthquake as well as tsunami.


  • Written by Navid Iqbal
  • Category: International

Entire Family mysteriously disappears in Florida

A family in Florida has totally disappeared from a motel and now police searching for their information to the people.

A family in Florida has totally disappeared and there is no trace of them. They have disappeared from a motel. Now authorities are asking for their information to the people.

The investigation was first started when the father of Karen Burger first reported that they were missing. Karen Burger was 57 years old. The investigation team was investigating this case for last six weeks. They have found some more information about them. Now they have come to know that not only Karen Burger was missing. Her daughter Cristina, her son-in law Allen Hilgefort was also missing. The couple had a son who was only two year old was also missing with them.

The police has searched theme everywhere. They have found that the family was in a motel. They were missing from the motel according to the authorities. The motel is in Edgewater and they were last seen in July.

The police have searched for them by other sources too like bank or other social places where you have to visit. But there was no contact of them with bank during this time. The police detective Sgt. Eugene Griffith has said that basically an entire family has been missing.

There were some other issues that came out for the investigation. Investigators found that Karen Burger was having some alcohol and drug problems. It was ordinary for her to be out of home for days. So her elderly father did not report the missing complain to the police earlier. He waited for a month and when he found that it was different then he reported to police. According to the results of the investigation it is seen that it may be strongly a problem of drug addiction. And this makes the case more important to the authorities.

But it is very surprising for the authorities that how total four members of the same family can be missing at the same time. There is no trace of the other three members including the child. The investigator Sgt. Eugene Griffith has said that they have started to track down Burgers daughter and so-in-law and they are near to a dead end. And they have found that they are also missing and may be in danger with their two year old child.

Anyone with information about Burger or the Hilgefort family is requested to inform the crime stopper of Northeast Florida. You can also call at (888)277-TIPS.

  • Written by Navid Iqbal
  • Category: International