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Singapore jails Indian artiste for false rape claim

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

An Indian origin artiste who has performed in Aashiyana Club of Singapore was caught by police and jailed for three weeks for falsely accusing her employer of rape.

Citti Babu Prasanya, 21 conceded that she had lodged a false complaint on August 11 last year. In her complaint she mentioned that Haji Mohamed Shaik Allauddin raped her on August 10, The Straits Time reported.

The court noted that Prasanya had worked for Allauddin’s club, Aashiyana since July 4 last year when she made false rape allegation against him.

Hazi  Mohamed was arrested on the basis of complaint lodged by Prasanya. Later, the allegation she made against Allauddin was found to be false.

 

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Lockdown 2020: Prevention or punishment?

What are women actually fighting against?

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Crime against women continues during lockdown. Wikimedia commons

By Muskan Bhatnagar

What are the crimes against women? Who are the people committing these heinous crimes? What punishment do they deserve? Can these be committed even during the lockdown? We owe so many answers to the women of this country. The world is facing an international emergency right now with most of the nations being locked down, India being one of them. However, does the lockdown prevent these horrifying crimes?

Between 1 April to 15 April, when India continued to be in lockdown, the Delhi Police received 21 reports of rape.“In some cases, it was rape by known persons including uncles, friends, and neighbours. We are analysing this data,” a senior police officer was quoted saying. Besides these, 31 cases of molestation were also reported in two weeks. Even though there’s a 42% drop in the Delhi crime rate, but a crime against women hasn’t completely stopped.

A 53-year-old visually challenged woman was allegedly raped inside her flat by an unidentified man in Shahpura, Bhopal in the early hours of 17th April. The woman works as a manager in a state bank and her husband was stuck in his hometown in Rajasthan due to the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown.

 

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Not only in India, but domestic violence cases have been reported all around the world during lockdown. Pixabay

How shameful can it get further? If the women of this nation can’t feel safe in these times of national emergency, when the whole country is supposed to be indoors, then will they be safe ever?

The ladies who are lucky enough not to be raped are facing domestic violence. Domestic violence increases whenever families spend time together, even during festivals. Then a lockdown that began due to the apocalyptic scenario of death and disease, is the exact opposite of a happy occasion. Why do we expect abuse to not take place?

According to the data by National Commission For Women, 257 cases of crime against women for 10 days starting from 23 March to 1 April of lockdown were recorded. On the other hand, 116 cases were recorded for seven normal days from 2 March to 8 March. The ten days of the lockdown also saw an increase in domestic violence cases which rose to 69 as of 1 April, as compared to 30 cases between 2 March to 8 March.

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Some reports suggest that in India, alcohol consumption by men increases violence against women. Therefore, an increase in the number of domestic violence cases and other crimes against women could be induced by confinement, stress, and unemployment which further results in the consumption of alcohol. There is also a view that the joint family system could protect Indian women against domestic violence.

The lockdown might protect women from Coronavirus but will fail to protect them from all sorts of violence.

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Cloud Major Oracle Postpones “OpenWorld Asia” in Singapore Due To Coronavirus Concerns

The company also told employees to refrain from scheduling meetings that required flights until at least the end of April

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Oracle joins the growing list of tech companies who have either cancelled or postponed their conferences and meetings recently. Wikimedia Commons

Cloud major Oracle on Tuesday announced it is postponing the flagship OpenWorld Asia, currently scheduled for April 2020 in Singapore, owing to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns.

“In the light of the ‘COVID-19’ outbreak and the recent pronouncement of a public health emergency by the World Health Organisation, we are postponing Oracle OpenWorld Asia,” the company said in an email.

Oracle joins the growing list of tech companies who have either cancelled or postponed their conferences and meetings recently.

Google has cancelled its ‘Global News Initiative’ summit in northern California in April while Facebook has called off its flagship F8 developer conference in May. Microsoft has cancelled its ‘IoT in Action’ conference in Melbourne while Intel has also cancelled briefing sessions for its flagship conference.

In mid-February, Cisco cancelled its flagship Cisco Live conference in Melbourne and later in the month, Salesforce cancelled its physical regional World Tour event for Sydney.

Meanwhile, Amazon has confirmed that two of its employees have been infected with the new coronavirus (COVID-19) in Italy.

Amazon spokesperson Drew Herdener said that the company was “supporting the affected employees, who were in Milan and are now in quarantine”.

A Google employee in Switzerland was tested positive for COVID-19 last week at its office in Zurich, Switzerland. Amazon has halted all non-essential travel, including trips within the US.

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Cloud major Oracle on Tuesday announced it is postponing the flagship OpenWorld Asia, currently scheduled for April 2020 in Singapore, owing to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns. VOA

The company also told employees to refrain from scheduling meetings that required flights until at least the end of April.

Twitter said that it would also restrict all nonessential business travel for its employees and partners.

“We have continued to monitor the situation closely and are adjusting our internal policies to respond to this rapidly-evolving situation. On February 29, we informed our people and started notifying partners that we are suspending all non-critical business travel and events,” the micro-blogging platform said in a statement.

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The death toll due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in China has risen to 2,943, authorities said on Tuesday, while the number of confirmed cases has reached 80,151. (IANS)

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Advantages of Enrolling Your Kids in Singapore

Singapore is a rich country and you can expect nothing less when it comes to education

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Enrolling your kids to study in Singapore is definitely a great choice. This is perfect for parents who work a lot in Singapore so you get to settle down with the entire family rather than going back and forth for few days of vacation only. Wikimedia Commons

Singapore is known to be one of the leading countries in the world in terms of global commerce, finance, tourism and education. It is the world’s capital for global affairs. Thus, it is not surprising that many expats are living in the country. Growing numbers of families from different parts of the world decide to settle down and build a life in this small but very rich country.

In this article, we will discuss some advantages of enrolling your kid to an International School in Singapore maybe under IB DP or International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. This is perfect for expats who are running a business in the country or to those who are looking to settle down and start a family.

  • Highest quality of education in the world

The government of Singapore takes education very seriously. As a country taking great pride with strong economy, they wish to see future leaders that will continue the efforts of today’s leaders and with that, they ensure that schools in the country starting from preparatory to university offers the highest possible quality of education any parent would want for their children. 

  • Cost effective

Highest quality education does not necessarily mean highest tuition fee too, at least not in Singapore. Your children will surely get a world-class education and the best part is that the price you pay is not ridiculously high compared to those in Europe and USA Still, Singaporean credentials are highly acknowledged and demanded in the world.

  • Safe campuses

Living in a foreign country can be scary in the beginning most especially sending out your kids to school for the first time. As parents, you wish to ensure safety of your kids when they are not at home. Choosing to enroll your kids in an International School will give you assurance that your kids are in safe hands. The campuses are safe for the kids with security personnel in different areas of the school as well as security cameras. They guarantee you of your kid’s safety and wellness while inside the campus.

  • Modern technology and advanced facilities

Singapore is a rich country and you can expect nothing less when it comes to education. Schools and universities are equipped with modern technology and advanced educational facilities to provide highest quality of education for the students. Every technology, facility and design has been carefully formulated to give the students the best academic and extracurricular activities they need to eventually become the best versions of themselves.

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Singapore is known to be one of the leading countries in the world in terms of global commerce, finance, tourism and education. Pixabay
  • Happy and friendly community

School is the second home of children. They develop not only their wisdom but also their personalities and behaviours. Researches have shown that school has a great impact in the development of growing children. They deserve to have not only the best education but also great sets of friends and classmates and supportive and caring teachers and faculty. Also, enrolling your kids to international school in Singapore widens their perspective as they are being exposed to children and teachers from different parts of the world. It is indeed a great experience for them.

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Enrolling your kids to study in Singapore is definitely a great choice. This is perfect for parents who work a lot in Singapore so you get to settle down with the entire family rather than going back and forth for few days of vacation only.