Australia Today: Organiser of asylum seeker boats sentenced to 10 years in jail

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boat peopleIraqi national, 43-year-old Sayed Omeid was sentenced on 20 May 2015 to ten years imprisonment, with a non-parole period of six and a half years for his role as an organiser of two asylum seeker boats carrying a total of 555 passengers from Indonesia to Christmas Island in 2001. The case presented by the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) demonstrated how Omeid had a central and integral role in the people smuggling enterprise.

Chief of Joint Operations welcomes Australia’s strong partnership with NATO

The Australian Chief of Joint Operations, Vice Admiral David Johnston, has welcomed the continuing strength of Australia’s partnership with the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), including through the Australian Defence Force’s (ADF) contribution to the NATO-led non-combat Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan. During the NATO Chiefs of Defence meeting on 19 and 20 May, Australia’s Vice Admiral Johnston represented the Chief of the Defence Force at a Military Committee meeting on the Resolute Support Mission.

New scholarships for rural arts leaders

Aspiring arts leaders living in regional and rural Australia have been invited to apply for a new scholarship to further develop their leadership skills. Regional arts are vitally important in Australia and the Australian Government has reiterated commitment to ensuring that the next generation of rural arts leaders in Australia are supported to develop their skills for the benefit of the sector. The new scholarships for regional arts leaders complement the Australian Government’s support for regional arts through the Regional Arts Fund

Indigenous leaders seek to enable economic development on native title land

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders have called on the Australian Government to work with them on pursuing economic development on native title land and commit resources to this process. Participants of the Indigenous Leaders Roundtable have determined that the Australian Human Rights Commission should lead and facilitate ongoing dialogue on these issues.

2 criminals spending lavishly on common girlfriend arrested

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delhi police4New Delhi: South-West District Police this weekend nabbed a dreaded gangster Satbir, alias Satte alas Nasim along with an active juvenile associate after a hot chase in the Chawla police station area in South-West Delhi.

The notorious criminal was moving in a robbed Toyota ETIOS car from Gurgaon looking for his prey in the Dwarka and Chawla area on late Friday evening. The criminals were noticed by the police when Satbir tried to create terror by wiping out a pistol. At that time, the South-West District police was doing a surprise checking. Immediately, the police team team swung into action, encircled the gangsters and pinned them down.

Satbir and his associate were among the most wanted robbers-Car jackers-burglars active in Delhi and NCR and had created a sense of terror in South-West Delhi particularly the up-coming Dwarka area and Gurgaon. Both are school drop-outs addicted to lavish life style and have a common girl friend. During interrogation, they told the police that they were spending their entire loot money on their girl friend and her lavish life style.

Continuous reliance on hand pumps has led to depletion of groundwater in Madhya Pradesh

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hand pumpBhopal: Continuous use of hand pumps for years together has led to depletion of groundwater in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan pointed this out on Saturday. He emphasised that the surface water supply system is the only alternative for the future.

Chouhan was reviewing the drinking water supply situation in urban and rural areas of Madhya Pradesh in the state capital. He asked state officers to be ready with a comprehensive action plan for surface drinking water supply system by the end of 2016.

The Chief Minister asked the authorities concerned to be ready with emergency plans for water supply in every city and village. He said that by end of this year all cities and villages must have drinking water plans so that every family has access to drinking water.

On this occasion, the Chief Minister launched a rural drinking water monitoring system for redressal of complaints regarding hand pumps.

Under the new system for lodging complaints Complainants, people can send SMS on 7389939899 typing phed <space> hand pump code <space> complaint type and the status of the complaint will be provided to the complainant through SMS.

Mobile APP

In addition to SMS based complaint redressal system, a mobile application Madhya Pradesh Jal also can be downloaded.