Doctors remove arrow from tribal womans stomach in MP

first_imgIndore, Jun 20 (PTI) Doctors today successfully removed an arrow, which got stuck in a 40-year-old tribal womans abdomen, after she was shot by her husband.A 10-member team led by doctor Arvind Ghanghoria of Government M Y Hospital successfully removed the arrow from Manus abdomen.”Manu was brought to the hospital from Alirajpur district last night after her husband shot an arrow which hit her in the stomach and got stuck there. She was initially admitted to a district hospital there,” Ghanghoria said.After nearly four hours of surgery, the arrow was successfully removed from her stomach, the doctor said, adding her condition is critical but out of danger. PTI HWP MAS LAL NRB NSDlast_img

Maharashtra: Govt hands over prime sports complex to private company for management

first_imgAt a time when Mumbai is short of open spaces and play grounds for sports enthusiasts, a huge sports complex in Dharavi, belonging to the state govt, has been transferred to a private company for management, a move which has evoked angry reactions.The Dharavi Sports Complex, also known as the Rajeev Gandhi Sports Complex, is spread over 3 acres of land and was built at the cost of Rs 21 crore. The complex has state-of-the-art facilities for sports including swimming, cricket, tennis.Situated at a very convenient location, the complex was considered as a boon not only for sports enthusiasts but also for children especially in a space starved central Mumbai.But citing losses to run the sports complex, the state govt has now decided to hand over the complex to a private company for operations in spite of strong objections from the sports officials.Documents with India Today show that Sudhir More, the Assistant Joint Director of the Sports and Youth welfare department had written to the state govt on April 16 raising strong objections. In his letter More says,”Sports complexes in rest of Maharashtra are financially self-sustainable. But in a crowded city like Mumbai, it is running into losses. This clearly indicates inefficiency on the part of the officials. There are detailed directives by the Directorate and if followed, the Sports complex can run into profit. It looks like the decision to privatise the complex is taken to benefit private interests and Sports Directorate is strongly against it.”As part of the handover, the private company will get 50% of the income and 50% will be shared with the state government.advertisementSpeaking on the matter, a spokesperson of the NCP Nawab Malik said, “This sports complex was built during our regime for training poor children. But now the state govt is transferring this property to a private builder. We are strongly against it and demand that it should be cancelled. And if at all the government plans to do it, tenders should have been invited with details of how much investment and income is expected. But they have sidelined the procedure and handed over the contract to a builder who is close to the chief minister. This is a loot of govt money.”Despite the opposition, the state government is defending its decision.”Most of the district sports complexes are running in losses. As far as Dharavi Sports Complex is concerned, apart from the swimming pool, all other activities had more or less stopped. The facilities are in shambles. So to bear the cost of the maintenance, the decision of privatisation was taken. We will take care that the poorest of poor will be able to use the facilities and are not deprived of it,” Vinod Tawde, Sports Minister of the State said.Meanwhile , the opposition has threatened that if the government does not withdraw the decision, they will not hesitate to move to the court against it.Also Read | 7th Pay Commission: Maharashtra to spend Rs 52,000 crore on pay hike for employeesAlso Watch | Maharashtra govt defends arrest of rights activists; Mamata govt ignored warnings about Kolkata bridge’s condition; morelast_img read more