President David Granger is expected to return to Guyana today after undergoing chemotherapy in Cuba for cancer.From left: Guyana´s Ambassador to Cuba, Halim Majeed; President David Granger; Cuba´s First Vice President Salvador Valdes Mesa; the Cuban interpreter; and Vice Minister Ana Teresita Gonzalez Fraga (MINREX) in CubaOn October 30, the President and First Lady Sandra Granger departed for Cuba for him to undergo medical tests after he was feeling unwell. He was subsequently diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, which is a type of cancer that develops in the lymphatic system. According to a statement from Guyana’s Embassy in Cuba, President Granger was being treated at the Investigaciones Medico Quirugicas (CIMEQ) in Havana.The Embassy also confirmed that the President had begun the second phase of chemotherapy.Meanwhile, on Monday, the Embassy announced that the Head of State would return home today.Granger will continue his daily routine of work, treatment, and rest under the supervision of his medical team. The Embassy also noted that the President may be required to return to Havana at a time prescribed by his medical team in order to evaluate the progress of his recovery and to extend his schedule of treatment.Granger, in a statement on Monday, assured all citizens that he was receiving the best possible medical advice and attention.Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma is a cancer that starts in your body’s lymph system. Lymphoma occurs when the lymph node cells or the lymphocytes begin to multiply uncontrollably, producing cancerous cells that have the abnormal capacity to invade other tissues throughout the body.The two main types of lymphoma are Hodgkin Lymphoma and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma is further classified into a variety of subtypes based on the cell of origin (B-cell or T-cell), and the cell characteristics. The subtype of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma predicts the necessity of early treatment, the response to treatment, the type of treatment required, and the prognosis. The risk of developing Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma increases with age.In May of this year, Granger and the First Lady had travelled to Trinidad and Tobago to undergo what was referred to as their annual medical check-up.At the time, and in response to reports in the press, the Government had revealed that the couple did their examinations under a Caribbean medical insurance scheme at the Good Health Medical Centre. Those results, Government had said, indicated a clean bill of health.
Interpreted as a show of brute power and a display of institutional dominance, the detention of the senior most leader of Jammu and Kashmir, Farooq Abdullah under Public Safety Act (PSA) also speaks of disregard for the mainstream politicos of the troubled state of Jammu and Kashmir. The two sections of the 1978 Act are public order and threat to security of the state. Its provisions warrant that any person can be detained without trial for 3 to 6 months under public order and for two years for being a threat to national security. There is also a need for the administration to constitute a committee which confirms the action under PSA. The senior leader is said to have been booked under PSA to prevent him from participating in a rally planned by opposition leaders ahead of the UNGA session next month. The former CM had last addressed the media on August 6 in dismay over the Centre’s decision to scrap the special status of J&K accorded under Article 370 which was made inoperative on August 5. 81-year-old Farooq Abdullah was thrice the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, a Union Minister, and five times Member of Parliament. At present, an MP from Srinagar, his father and National Conference founder, Sheikh Abdullah, was instrumental in integrating Kashmir with India upon Independence from the colonial rule. He led Kashmir’s Muslim population to reject the two-nation theory that led to Partition and the formation of Pakistan in 1947. The third generation of this family, Omar Abdullah is also a former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir and a Union Minister. The role of Sheikh Abdullah at the time of Independence and was critical in winning the confidence of the local people in the state. It was established way back then the value of local leadership and how important that is for the Indian government. The government must acknowledge that respecting the regional leadership is only of gain to them and erratic decisions will have very serious long term ramifications.
Kolkata: Kolkata Police has tied up with Google to provide traffic-related information to people during Durga Pujas. Special traffic regulations on the Google Map can be viewed by people travelling across the city. Commissioner of Police (CP) Kolkata Anuj Sharma on Monday unveiled the Puja guide map along with the traffic review bulletin of 2018 in Lalbazar. Apart from the guide map and bulletin, Sharma also unveiled a special badge called the child identity badge. This badge can be procured from police assistance booths during Puja days. Parents are suppose to write their children’s name and contact number on the badge to help the police in case their children get lost in the crowd. The badge will help the police or other people to inform the parents about their children. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaDuring the inauguration programme, Deputy Commissioner (DC), Traffic, Pandey Santosh said Kolkata Police has tied up with the Google this year to provide information about traffic to people visiting pandals. According to Santosh, during the pujas, pandal-hoppers and commuters can view the traffic situation on the Google Map, which will come into force from October 2 (Chaturthi). The map will show the roads shut for vehicular movement as well as the temporary one-way routes. “It will help commuters and pandal-hoppers to plan their routes and avoid traffic congestion. The entire traffic arrangement will reflect on the Google Map,” said Santosh. According to police officials, people can view the guide map on the Bondhu app by Kolkata Police. People can also get the printed guide maps from local police stations and traffic guards across the city.