Briefly Nation: Big B may extend stay at hospital

Big B may extend stay at hospital

Written by Agencies | Published:February 22, 2012 12:44 am

Big B may extend stay at hospital

MUMBAI: Actor Amitabh Bachchan,who has been recuperating at the Seven Hills hospital following an abdominal surgery,might be required to spend a few more days in the hospital.”Looks like a few more days… before they set me free… but recovery at home will be another few months,” Bachchan tweeted on Tuesday. “Getting independent gradually… a careful shower avoiding the cuts and needles and ‘kites’… pretty dexterous

exercise,” he wrote. Last week,Bachchan had complained of acute abdominal pain.

Engineer commits suicide in Katihar

PATNA: The body of a 30-year-old networking engineer working with Katihar district administration was found at his rented house under Sahayak Police station area of the town on Tuesday morning. Sahayak police station officer-in-charge Abhay Kumar said engineer Shobhakant Rajak had closed the gate from inside before committing suicide. Rajak,posted at Katihar since 2006,used to look after video-conferencing section of the computer department. Katihar SP Sujit Kumar said,“We do not suspect any foul play. His colleagues said he had been keeping quiet for some days”.

MPLADS: Notices to Centre,Bihar

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice to the Centre and Bihar government on a plea filed by Muzaffarpur MP Captain Jai Narayan Prasad Nishad against the state government’s guidelines for the implementation of the MPLADS. The plea filed before Justices D K Jain and R Dave said only the Centre is empowered to frame rules for implementations of the scheme. The state had issued the guidelines on November 10,2011.

Who is Staffan

de Mistura?

During his career spanning more than 40 years,Staffan de Mistura,65,has worked extensively with the UN and the World Food Programme. A political science doctorate from the University of Sapienza in Rome,Mistura has done post-graduate courses in “Hot Negotiations,Development Economics — Crisis Management in Conflict

Areas”. Apart from Italian and English,he knows French,German,Spanish,Swedish and colloquial Arabic.

Kerala cardinal for peaceful solution

ROME: Amid the row over the killing of two Indian fishermen by Italian soldiers,a Kochi cardinal has appealed to the state authorities not to resort to “precipitate action” and warned the opposition against trying to “exploit the situation”. “I immediately contacted the Catholic ministers of Kerala urging the government not to act precipitately,” George Alencherry,Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malabar Church in Kerala who was recently elected a cardinal,said.

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