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Some say liquor in small quantity is good’, SC refuses plea for warning labels on bottles

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court of Justice declined to hear this Friday a plea to regulate the production, distribution and consumption of intoxicating beverages and drugs in the national capital, as well as health warning labels on liquor bottles and cigarette packs.

The brief filed by attorney Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay sought direction for the government to post health warnings on liquor bottles — similar to the criteria adopted for warning signs on cigarette packs — and these should be advertised through the media. electronic, printed and social.

Upadhyay argued before a court led by Chief Justice UU Lalit that he would only push for limited prayers to have warning labels on alcohol bottles, as they are harmful. Furthermore, he argued that a little leniency in this matter would benefit young people and pushed for warning labels to be placed on bottles.

The court, also made up of Justices S. Ravindra Bhat and Indira Banerjee, said there are thoughts and counter-thoughts, with some people saying that liquor taken in small amounts is good for health and nowhere are similar things said about cigarettes. . The court expressed its reluctance to consider the petition. “Either withdraw this or we will discard it. This is a policy issue,” said the caucus.

Upadhyay urged the high court to give him the freedom to move the Law Commission on the matter. The bank said: “No, we will only allow withdrawal.” Upadhyay withdrew the request from him.

The petition also sought direction for the Delhi government to carry out a “health impact assessment” and an “environmental impact assessment” of the production, distribution and consumption of intoxicating drinks and drugs in the spirit of articles 21 and 47 of the Constitution.

(IANS)


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187 coins removed from 58-YO man’s stomach in Karnataka

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Bangalore: A peculiar medical case at Nijalingappa Medical College’s HSK Hospital and Research Center has drawn attention after a team of doctors surgically removed as many as 187 coins from the stomach of a 58-year-old man here.

A Dyamappa Harijan from the Lingasugur area of ​​Raichur city was reportedly rushed to hospital after complaining of acute abdominal pain and vomiting. When performing an ultrasound of the abdomen of the old man, who is also schizophrenic, the report left everyone surprised because coins were found in his abdominal cavity.

On Saturday, a two-hour surgery was performed on Dyamappa and the foreign particles were removed.

Dr. Ishwar B Kalaburgi, who led the surgery, said the indian express that the 58-year-old schizophrenic patient was questioned on this matter on Monday after his recovery. When asked by the doctors, the old man said that he was a beggar and that every time he received a coin he swallowed it and drank water. That gave him a kind of pleasure and he thought the coins would be digested.

[Pic Courtesy: The Indian Express]

Of the 187 coins that surgeons removed from Dyamappa’s stomach, 56 were 5 rupees, 51 were 2 rupees and 80 were 1 Re, Kalaburgi said.

Speaking briefly about the surgery, he further said that schizophrenic patients think, feel and behave abnormally.


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Apple threatens to withhold Twitter from App Store: Musk

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San Francisco: Twitter CEO Elon Musk said Apple has “threatened to withhold” the micro-blogging platform from its App Store without giving a reason.

Musk’s accusation came shortly after he tweeted late Monday that Apple has “mostly stopped advertising” on Twitter following a survey that asked users whether the iPhone maker should “publish all shares of censorship that it has taken that affect its customers”.

In a series of tweets, Musk said: “Apple also threatened to remove Twitter from its App Store, but won’t tell us why.

“Did you know that Apple puts a 30 percent secret tax on everything you buy through its App Store?”

Several users expressed their thoughts on Musk’s claim.

While one user commented, “Apple doesn’t support free speech,” another said, “because it’s violating the rules about moderating extremist content.”

Meanwhile, Yoel Roth, who resigned from Twitter as head of trust and safety earlier this month, said that while Musk perpetuates the lack of legitimacy through his impulsive changes and lengthy tweet pronouncements about the platform’s rules, Twitter it now faces close scrutiny from Apple and Google. app stores

In a New York Times article amid the #RIPTwitter trend on social media, Roth said that “Twitter will have to balance its new owner’s goals with the practical realities of Apple’s and Google’s internet life, a no-brainer.” easy for employees who have chosen to stay.

“And when I left the company, the calls from the application review teams had already started,” Roth wrote.

(IANOS)


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After furore for slurring women, Ramdev regrets and apologises

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Mumbai: Just 72 hours after his comments about women sparked a furor, a chastened yoga guru, Swami Ramdev, expressed his regret and apologized for his comments.

Ramdev emailed Maharashtra State Commission for Women Chairman Rupali Chakankar in response to her letter on Friday demanding an explanation of his remarks within 72 hours.

Confirming the developments, the MSCW boss reported that Ramdev sent him the reply, expressing regret and offering an apology, but also stating that his comments were allegedly twisted out of context.

“We have received your response to our notice… However, if there are any further objections or complaints, we will conduct a full investigation and obtain the full video recording of the show made last week,” Chakankar warned, while speaking to IANS. .

Addressing a free women’s yoga training program in Thane, Ramdev Baba blurted out to the mostly women gathering: “Women look good in sarees, they look great in salwar suits and, in My opinion, they look good even if they are not wearing anything.

At the time, Ramdev was flanked by Balasahebanchi MP Shrikant Shinde Shiv Sena Thane, son of Prime Minister Eknath Shinde, and singer Amruta Fadnavis, wife of Bharatiya Janata Party Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and other prominent personalities.

The blatant statements prompted calls for Ramdev to “slap, kick and admonish” them from various locations in Maharashtra and other parts of India.

Agitated top leaders from various parties, including Sanjay Raut, Dr. Manisha Kayande, Kishore Tiwari, Mahesh Tapase, women activists like Aparna Malikar, Trupti Desai and others, pounced on Ramdev, seeking an unconditional apology, framing him for demoting women and other demands. even as the MSCW slapped a notice.

(IANOS)


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