Siddique Kappan beaten, subjected to mental torture in Mathura jail: Journalists’ union

The Kerala Union of Working Journalists (KUWJ), in its rejoinder affidavit before the Supreme Court, has said that Siddique Kappan was thrashed and subjected to mental tortured in Uttar Pradesh’s Mathura jail. The KWJU has mentioned that “Mr Kappan was beaten with a lathi three times on his thigh, slapped three times after taking out the spectacles, dragged, forced to stay awake from 6 pm to 6 am, depriving him of sleep, without proper medicines, along with serious mental torture from 5 to October 6, 2020.” It was also claimed that Kappan…

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Chemistry dept at Cambridge University named after Indian scientist Yusuf Hamied

The University of Cambridge in the UK has decided to name its chemistry demanrtment after Indian scientist Yusuf Hamied, chairman of pharma major Cipla until 2050. Dr Hamied is a former alumnus of the world-renowned university and made a transformational gift to his alma mater to ensure that chemistry at Cambridge University will continue to be “world-leading in both teaching and research”. The naming of the department follows a “generous benefaction” from Hamied, whose father, K A Hamied, started Cipla in Mumbai. He has pioneered the supply of HIV/AIDS medicines…

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