‘Successful’ Dubai stint for 3rd-place Mighty Sports, says coach Charles Tiu

first_imgPaul George, Russell Westbrook rally Thunder past Rockets Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “Overall, I think the stint was a successful campaign,” said Tiu.The Philippine side started the tournament at 5-0 before running into a perennial champion Al-Riyadi of Lebanon in the semis in a game where Mighty Sports nearly stole after coming back from 18 points down.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsReinforcements Justin Brownlee and Randolph Morris had been carrying much of the load for Mighty Sports throughout the tournament but in the final game, it was Jett Manuel, who led the way.Manuel, the former Barangay Ginebra guard, scored a team-high 19 points while Morris and Brownlee added 11 and 10 points, respectively. Former Los Angeles Lakers star Lamar Odom showed flashes of his all-around game with eight points, five rebounds, two assists and a block.“The fact that he can still play basketball, run up and down at his age, that’s already a big achievement for himself and I’m really happy for him,” said Tiu. “Just the fact that he’s been an inspiration to all of us and be part of his comeback, we wish him the best wherever he may end up. He’s been a good player with great attitude for us.” LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMighty Sports Philippines salvaged third place after repeating over Lebanon’s Homenetmen, 91-76, in the 30th Dubai International Basketball Championship Saturday night at Shabab Al Ahli Club gymnasium in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.Although the team failed to go all the way after losing in the knockout semifinals, the bronze-medal finish was enough to satisfy head coach Charles Tiu.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Ellen Chairs Special LDA Meeting

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf recently chaired a special meeting of the Liberia Development Alliance (LDA) Steering Committee. The meeting was intended to assess progress in development initiatives that are ongoing and at the same time advancing strategies for the post-Ebola period.Speaking at the meeting, which was held in the Foreign Ministry’s C. Cecil Dennis auditorium last Wednesday,  President Sirleaf  stressed that the special LDA Steering Committee meeting was aimed at advancing preparation for the post-Ebola era and the resumption of normal economic activities.“We will seek to acquaint ourselves with actions and processes to be undertaken for support and cooperation. By this, we are commencing the process to be followed during the post-Ebola period,” she said. The LDA was established after the adoption of the “Vision 2030” Development Plan and the Agenda for Transformation to oversee the implementation of the country’s development programs.The LDA brings together government, the private sector and civil society to ensure the implementation of the Agenda for Transformation – the country’s five-year development plan drawn from the “Vision 2030” Development Plan.Opening the meeting, President Sirleaf acknowledged the role of all sectors of the Liberian society and international partners, which include the United States government, European Union, United Nations and its numerous bodies and others, in the fight against the Ebola virus disease.Meanwhile, reports and updates were received on the status of national development projects in the areas of energy, infrastructure, agriculture and ports. Submissions were also made on concessions in the mining and agriculture sectors.The lead of the sectors such the Ministries of Public Works, Lands, Mines and Energy, Agriculture, Roberts International Airport and Bureau of Concessions, updated the Steering Committee Meeting on the status of national development projects and decided on the way forward for those projects.The Minister of Finance and Development Planning, who is also the national coordinator of the LDA, updated the meeting on the status of the Fiscal Year 2014/2015 Budget and the country’s economic recovery plan.The LDA was established after the adoption of the “Vision 2030” Development Plan and the Agenda for Transformation to oversee the implementation of the country’s development programs.It includes major partners such as the United States and Chinese Governments, European Union Governments, the European Union, African Development Bank, World Bank, International Non-Governmental Organizations, private sector institutions and representation from Liberia’s civil society organizations.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

How Did Judge James Zotaa Die?

first_imgAfter being reportedly denied a visa to enter the United States of America (USA) for further medical treatment, on Friday, January 31, the Supreme Court broke the news about the death of Judge James Zotaa.He was said to have died in India, according to the High Court.His remains will arrive back in the country shortly.He was the Resident Judge of Criminal Court ‘A’ at the Temple of Justice.The late Cllr. Zotaa served as a Judge throughout the length and breadth of Liberia. He was also a Judge whom many lawyers described as “fearless.”He was the Judge who presided over the case involving three radio stations accused of spreading hate messages in the country during the 2011 General and Presidential elections. After hearing the case, he declared the stations not guilty of the charges levied against them by the government. In an exclusive interview with the Daily Observer, on Monday, February 3, at the Temple of Justice,   the Clerk of Criminal Court ‘A’, Sam Manubu, explained that before Judge Zotaa’s death, he was denied an entry visa for medical treatment by the US government.The reason, he said, was because the deceased failed to mention who made his referral for treatment in the US.“Judge Zotaa wrote the US Embassy asking for a visa for further medical treatment; to his disbelief he was denied,” Manubu explained in tears.According to them, he did not name any institution or individual that was referring him for the treatment.Before that, the Criminal Court Clerk said, he was advised by medical doctors at the Jackson F. Doe Memorial Hospital in Tappita, Nimba County, to seek medical treatment in the US.Apparently, these are some of the reasons that caused his death.Judge Zotaa fell ill between 2012 and 2013, after several medical treatments he was flown to Ghana.After he returned from Ghana, Manubu said Judge Zotaa wrote the Supreme Court seeking reassignment.That request was accepted and he was assigned to his residential court (Criminal Court ‘A’).Based on his improved health, the High Court assigned him to   Grand Gedeh County.Unfortunately, his condition subsequently deteriorated and he was forced to abandon his assignment without completing the court term that year.It was then he decided to go for medical treatment in India, following advice from doctors in Tappita. The details and circumstances of his death are unclear.Judge Zotaa first served as a Resident Judge in Nimba County, in the 1990s, under the National Patriotic Reconstruction Assembly Government (NPRAG), under former President Charles G. Taylor.He was later appointed as Foreign Minister by that government.With his passion for the legal profession, Cllr. Zotaa moved to Monrovia. Between 2004 and 2005 he was appointed as Resident Judge of Criminal Court ‘A’ at the Temple of Justice, the position he held until his death.  Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Former Executive Chairman was fired over conflicts of interest

first_imgGoldfields power struggle– oversaw development of faulty Aurora gold mines estimatesAn investment disclosure report filed by Guyana Goldfields with Canadian regulators has revealed exactly why the company parted ways with its former Executive Chairman in July of last year.Former Goldfields Executive Chairman, Patrick Sheridan during a meeting with President David Granger back in 2015The document, a Management Information Circular (MIC), was filed in the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval (SEDAR), a database run by the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA).In the Circular, the company documents its grievances against former Chairman Patrick Sheridan, who is at the forefront of a proxy battle for the management of the gold company. According to the company, its list of grievances includes a report compiled under Sheridan’s watch in 2012 which it says mislead persons about the gold reserves at Aurora.The company related that the 2012 resource model overestimated the actual ounces of gold at the mining site. Goldfields commissioned an independent technical report, carried out by Roscoe Postle Associates, which concluded that the gold reserves were as much as 38 per cent lower compared with the previous figure.“As CEO and interim [Chief Operations Officers] COO, Sheridan was ultimately responsible for overseeing the preparation and development of the Sheridan Resource model,” the MIC states. “It has been conclusively determined that the model significantly overestimated the contained ounces at the Aurora gold mines. This is the most significant operating challenge the company faced in the past year.”“Mr Sheridan also resisted efforts to re-direct the company’s exploration towards near mine brownfield targets which could supplement the Aurora Mine’s reserves and resisted undertaking the work necessary to update the Sheridan resource model,” the company also stated in its report.According to the company, Goldfields also suffered poor governance and a dysfunctional dual reporting management structure. The company also spoke of conflicts of interests which occurred under Sheridan’s watch.Here, Goldfields pointed to the company’s 2011 sale of its Peters Mine Gold project and Aremu Gold property for US$2.4 million. These projects were sold to GPM minerals, another Canadian company, which eventually sold them to a company named Bartica Investments Limited.While Goldfields alleged Sheridan was also shareholder of GPM at the time of the transaction, this publication was able to confirm that Sheridan was at some point in time contracted as a consultant with GPM… a contract he held as of 2018.Goldfields alleged that as recent as 2018, the Peters and Aremu properties were purchased by another gold company, G2 Goldfields Incorporated. This publication was able to verify that Sheridan sits as the Executive Chairman and CEO of G2 Goldfields.“Of course, Mr Sheridan’s interest in a competing exploration company in Guyana also represents a serious commercial conflict with the company,” Goldfields stated, noting that based on these records Sheridan backed candidates should not be put in positions of power in the company.Power struggleSheridan and former Goldfields Country Manager, Violet Smith, were recently sent packing in a major shake-up in the company. Sheridan and a number of shareholders, have been pushing for the current Board of Directors to be replaced owing to declining share values.In a statement on January 11 of this year, the concerned shareholders had formally written the Toronto Stock Exchange, asking the body to monitor any proposal made by Guyana Goldfields for signs of entrenchment, shareholder dilution or attempts to structure around regulatory shareholder approval requirements.According to the missive, Guyana Goldfields has lost over CAD$1 billion in value since 2016 because of the Board’s operational failures, irresponsible actions and risky decisions.To add insult to injury, it added, while shareholders have lost over 80 per cent of their investment since 2016, the Board has continued to reward itself handsomely and has offered no plan to turn things around.These matters are expected to come to a head at a special company meeting scheduled for May 22.last_img read more


first_imgGardai in Meadownbank this eveningARMED Gardaí have carried out raids in Letterkenny today linked to serious crime.Officers wearing bullet-proof vest carried out searches on premises in the Meadowbank area of the town.It’s understood the raids are part of an ongoing investigation into a criminal gang which has been operating in the town. A dozen officers, backed up by the Regional Response Unit, took part in the search. ARMED GARDAÍ IN LETTERKENNY RAIDS was last modified: January 28th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:armed regional response unitdonegalGardailetterkennyMeadowbanklast_img read more

Relegation threatened Ndejje host tenacious URA

first_img Tags: George Lutalondejje universityStarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueURA FC Ndejje are second from bottom after 16 games (file photo)StarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueNdejje University vs URA FCUniversity Stadium, BomboTuesday, 05-02-2018BOMBO – Relegation threatened Ndejje University will face a tough home game against URA FC in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League on Tuesday afternoon.After 16 rounds, the University side are second from bottom with only 10 points, 4 adrift of safety. If they are to stand any chance of staying in the league, they need to start winning games as soon as possible. But with no easy game in the top tier, Raymond Komakech’s side will have to dig as deep as they can to collect the required points in order to attain safety.On Tuesday, they come up against one of the most impressive sides in the league this season in URA. The Tax Collectors are one of the two sides yet to taste defeat away from home in the League and despite still being without head coach Sam Simbwa, they look on course to a good finish this season.Simbwa who is suspended for 4 games, was in the stands and his number two, George Lutalo mastermind a 1-0 victory at home to SC Villa in the last game.Despite the victory plus a clean sheet, Lutalo claims that the game saw mistakes which have been worked on in training.“We have done our best in terms of preparations and done all we can to try and cub the mistakes from our last game, said Lutalo ahead of Tuesday’s clash.“We hope to have a good game and hopefully win the game.URA are expected to be without Captain Shafick Kaggimu who limped off in the 1-0 win against Villa, with injury. However, goalkeeper James Alitho who was also substituted in the same game, has recovered from injury and is expected to start in goal.The Tax Collectors are currently 5th on the standings with 25 points from their first 16 games. A win away to Ndejje will see them climb into 4th provided Bul falters at Paidha Black Angels.Match Facts:This will be the second top flight meeting between the two sides as Nyamityobora have just been elevated to the Premier League last year.In the first meeting, URA won 1-0 on 19-10-2019.Ndejje head into the game winless in any of their last 12 games in all competitions (D4 L8).For URA, they have lost only one League game this season (1-0 at home to KCCA.). In the other 15 fixtures, they have won 5 and drawn 10.Away from home, they have won only once and drawn all of the other 6 so far.The other League games on Tuesday:-Maroons vs Mbarara City-Kirinya vs Tooro United-KCCA FC vs Onduparaka FC-Nyamityobra FC vs Vipers SC-Paidah Black Angels vs Bul FCComments last_img read more

Sadness as husband of Donegal woman killed in India crash

first_imgFAMILY and friends are rallying around a well-known Co Donegal teacher whose husband died and daughter injured in a car crash in India.Rajesh Bacheta, from Derry, died in the collision which took place in the Rajasthan region in the north-western India last weekend.Mr Bacheta’s wife Mary – nee Crumlish – is from Kinnego Bay in Inishowen. She is the principal of Chapel Road Primary School in the Waterside area of Derry. Her sister in law Neelam also died in the crash. Her eldest daughter Sophie was injured in the crash. She is in intensive care in a hospital in Ajmer.Mr Bacheta, known to friends as Raj, was a popular member of staff at Derry’s Premier Inn. He was visiting family and friends in India when the accident happened.Tributes have been paid to Raj on social media where he has been described as “a wonderful friend”.One pal wrote: “The nicest man you’ll ever wish to meet. A real gentleman.”  Sadness as husband of Donegal woman killed in India crash was last modified: February 28th, 2018 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

At Last, Women In Technology Are Making Themselves Heard

first_imgIf you talk with women who work in technology long enough, the stories eventually come out. A familiar thread of discrimination or gender bias connects their tales—whether they realize it or not.It’s hard to weave those stories together into a compelling picture of the challenges women in technology face, though, unless they’re told out loud and in public.At Tuesday evening’s “Real Talk With Women in Tech,” event in San Francisco, concerned women (and a handful of men) came together to discuss how both women and men can work together to empower female voices, and help balance the gender ratio in the technological workforce.  selena larson 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Developer and designer Julie Ann Horvath joined the event on Tuesday via videoconference to speak publicly about her own experiences.Horvath’s story is notable. As one of the most prominent female figures at GitHub, a company that operates shared online workspaces and communities for coders, she spearheaded the Passion Projects campaign to get more women involved both at GitHub and the tech community at large. In March, she quit GitHub, saying she’d been harassed for months without repercussions. The company launched an investigation into Horvath’s charges and the environment for women at the company, and amid the controversy, GitHub’s founder and CEO Tom Preston-Werner resigned. GitHub’s internal investigation did “find evidence of mistakes and errors of judgment”—just not gender-based harassment.Horvath’s story isn’t unique, but it is one that resonates with women because she has chosen to speak out.See Also: Influential Developer Julie Ann Horvath Quits GitHub, Charging ‘Harassment’“[GitHub] really pushed me to sign a nondisparagement agreement,” Horvath said at the event. “I refused to give up my truth, because there’s no amount of money that’s worth that to me, or at least my ability to talk about my experience.”She said GitHub knew that if her story became public, it would impact the way people perceived the company. Horvath declined to sign the nondisparagement agreement in part because she knew an employee who had signed one and believed that woman may have come to regret her decision. In Horvath’s experience, the startup workplace can be like Lord Of the Flies: The people who come into power are the friends of the founders, and when someone different comes in, there’s a greater chance that they will get pushed out. According to Horvath, personal relationships played a large part in what she called a “toxic” GitHub work environment—she was punished both for dating one coworker, and refusing the advances of another. While Horvath was working at GitHub, many women in the tech community spoke out against GitHub’s culture. (A quick peek at GitHub’s team page shows how imbalanced the gender ratio is, especially among engineers.) She said that it was hard for her to defend GitHub’s culture while experiencing poor treatment. She started Passion Projects while at the organization to create a ripple effect in the industry. “Companies were basing their company culture around what GitHub did,” she said. “[Passion Projects] was an opportunity to throw that weight and influence behind an important cause.” When Horvath quit, she took Passion Projects with her, and the events are no longer associated with GitHub. She hopes that these events continue to empower both women and men in technology, and amplify the voices that are so often muffled. Talk About The TruthIn the technology industry, women are an underrepresented minority. To help close this gap and achieve professional success, women are told to “Lean In,” and put on a brave (and smiling) face. They’re told they should change how they speak and ban words like “bossy,” because they have a negative connotation, even though many women embrace the term, and are proud to be strong leaders.Banning words is not a solution. That’s at best a linguistic Band-Aid over a problem that, when left untreated, can infect the workplace and result in women leaving their companies after suffering harassment, or continuously hitting a glass ceiling that doesn’t seem to crack. Women represent just 30 percent of the entire workforce in the technology industry, and only 15 percent of software engineering roles are held by women, according to recent data from professional networking site LinkedIn.Of course, it’s not just a problem in technology. Women have trouble achieving and maintaining leadership positions in business, sports, or media, too—all businesses that are increasingly infused by technology and whose (mostly male) leaders look to Silicon Valley for inspiration.At the New York Times, Jill Abramson, the executive editor, the newspaper’s highest-ranking editorial position, was fired from her position due to what publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. called “an issue with management in the newsroom.”Many have debated how much gender played a role in her dismissal, as they did when Horvath quit GitHub. The common thread between Abramson and Horvath is that they refused to go quietly. Abramson refused to participate in the usual ruse about “retiring” to “spend more time with her family,” forcing the Times to admit what really happened. Her departure, as with Horvath’s, sparked a necessary debate—one that could only be held in an environment of transparency.What Can We Do?The first software programmers were almost entirely women—a historical reality that’s erased by the present-day reality that technology is a boy’s club, and has been for decades.People are working to change that. Programs like Girls Who Code are trying to close the gender gap in technology; publications like Model View Culture highlight diverse voices and stories in the industry; and events like Passion Projects feature talks from prominent women in technology that inspire others to help change the ratio of women in tech.And documentarian Kathy Kleinman is highlighting the historical contributions of women to the birth of the computer industry. Her documentary, The Computers, premieres Saturday at the Seattle International Film Festival. GitHub, too, is working to detoxify its work environment, but in order for the tech community at large to significantly change, there needs to be a perception shift—one driven by vocal supporters working to make the workplace equal. When asked how women can be supportive about challenges in the industry, Horvath said, “My best advice would be to talk to each other.” It begins there, but it doesn’t stop there. See Also: GitHub Tries Again At TransparencyAfter Horvath’s discussion, another group took the stage to talk about how they’ve become successful women in technology—though the panel participants were quick to point out that they don’t like to be labeled as such. “The only label I’ve ever given myself is my first name and last name,” said Sepideh Nasri, a startup advisor and former vice president of Women 2.0. “Today I’m a ‘woman in tech’ because I’m on this panel. Labels are just temporary.”It’s important to build relationships with advocates for gender equality in technology, and create a support system that insists all voices are heard. In the spirit of supporting one another, event attendees were eager to share their own experiences with the group, ranging from their incidences of harassment, to the challenges of picking out the clothes they wear to work functions. The recurring theme I heard over and over was, “Speak up.”Sometimes it’s just not that easy. “Many times I wish there was someone looking out for me to make sure my voice was heard,” said Lauren Rosenthal, a product manager and UX designer in San Francisco. “If you’re in a meeting and people aren’t speaking out, as women, or men even, we need to make sure that we stop the conversation to make sure that person who might be hesitant to speak up, is speaking up.”Change won’t come over night. And it’s not just the ratio of women that needs to change, but the ratio of other underrepresented minorities in tech, too. It starts with a community that’s educated and willing to be open to new ideas, and leaders that don’t just talk about Making A Difference, but enact real change. Leading technology companies have an opportunity to leverage their platforms to push for initiatives like Passion Projects that was started at GitHub. “There are actually women in tech,” Horvath said. “You just don’t hear their voices.” Lead image by Selena Larson; photo of Julie Ann Horvath via Twitter Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Feminism#Gender#gender issues#Girls Who Code#GitHub#Julie Ann Horvath#Passion Projects#women#women in tech#women in technology last_img read more

Quarrying doom foreseen in Kaziranga

first_imgA report by the divisional forest officer has underlined the imminent threat that Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and prime one-horned rhino habitat, faces from unscientific stone quarrying in its vicinity.The 884 sq. km. Kaziranga is also a tiger reserve with one of the highest population densities of the striped cat. The National Tiger Conservation Authority had on April 20 asked the Assam government to immediately stop all mining, quarrying and stone crushing activities in the Kaziranga-Karbi Anglong landscape.The southern edge of Kaziranga adjoins the hilly Karbi Anglong — the park’s animals flee there during high floods.“There are numerous waterbodies and streams flowing down the Karbi Anglong hills and joining larger streams, including the Diffolu river, to flow into the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve area. The stone quarrying process is affecting the water quality and thereby affecting the wildlife habitat in and around Kaziranga, and the environment as a whole,” the June 26 report by the DFO of the Eastern Assam Wildlife Division to the National Park’s director said.Recently, environment activist Rohit Choudhury obtained this and other similar reports by officials submitted after field visits. He had petitioned for them via the Right to Information Act.“The [stone quarrying] process will also affect soil quality and will have an impact on the vegetation and agricultural fields downstream and around the area,” the DFO’s report said, adding that the threats had been outlined in a letter to the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council in October last year.Natural springs The report further said the unscientific quarries were blocking natural springs originating from the hills and physically changing the course of water flow. “There is also a higher degree of siltation and increase in turbidity of water due to the carrying of unfertile soil from the quarrying sites by the rains during monsoon season,” it said.“The quarrying process is also causing noise pollution in and around the southern boundary of the Bagori, Kohora and Burapahar ranges [of the KazirangaNational Park]. Noise pollution is adversely affecting animal behaviour and their movement in these areas,” the report said.B.V. Sandeep, assistant conservator of forests, Eastern Assam Wildlife Division, had made similar observations in his report on February 28.“These reports are evidence that the Assam government ignored the NTCA recommendations and made a mockery of Kaziranga’s World Heritage Site tag by not taking any action to close down the illegal stone quarries operating in the Karbi Anglong hills within 10 km from the boundary of the National Park,” Mr. Choudhury told The Hindu.last_img read more

Modi govt more responsible for CBI tussle: Mayawati

first_imgBahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Wednesday said that the Narendra Modi-led government was “more responsible” for the crisis in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) than its officers.Ms. Mayawati said more than the officers of the CBI, the Central government was “responsible” for the current crisis and tussle within the CBI.The four-time former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister in a statement issued said “due to the malicious, casteist and communal policies and functioning” of the BJP government, “every high-level government, constitutional and autonomous institution has been put in crisis and under stress.”Ms. Mayawati said the crisis within the CBI had become a “matter of concern for the nation,” and with the continuous debates over its internal wrangling, people’s trust in the agency had shaken.last_img read more