Muslim youth lynched in West Bengal

first_imgA Muslim youth who was beaten up by a “few of his acquaintances” in Malda district on Friday, died of his injuries later. The incident was reported on Sunday. Sanaullah Sheikh, in his early twenties, was called to the Baishnabnagar market, about a kilometre from his village Chak Meherdi.“He was asked to start a bike so that he could be framed as the one stealing it,” an official told The Hindu. “He was then thrashed by five or six persons, who could be identified from a video,” the official said.Mr. Sheikh used to live with his three children, wife and mother in Chak Meherdi and was “largely unemployed.” Locals alleged that Bappa Ghosh, associated with the Communist Party of India-Marxist [CPI-M] earlier and now attached to the Bharatiya Janata Party [BJP], led the mob.Swadhin Sarkar, Chief Whip of the BJP and Baishnabnagar MLA said that Mr. Ghosh “is associated with the Trinamool Congress.”“In the last election, [Bappa] Ghosh worked with the Trinamool,” he said. Mr. Sarkar claimed that the deceased was suspected of stealing a motorcycle and caught by the locals in the market area. “The beating started and very unfortunately the person died. No Hindu-Muslim colour should be given to it and the culprits should be punished,” he said.Congress MLA from the adjoining Assembly segment Isha Khan Chowdhury and Trinamool’s district president Moazzem Hossain visited the area. Local Trinamool functionary Paritosh Sarkar said the “culprits are not associated with our party.”“It is not a Trinamool-BJP thing but a law and order issue. One person has been arrested on the basis of the video. The rest will also be identified and arrested,” Mr. Paritosh said.last_img read more

The Conference Finals Are Exciting And Weird

Welcome to The Lab, FiveThirtyEight’s basketball podcast. On Thursday’s show (May 10, 2018), Neil and Kyle preview both conference finals matchups. They discuss how the Celtics overcame injury after injury to make the Eastern Conference finals, revel in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ remarkable play against the Toronto Raptors, and wonder whether the Western Conference finals are the de facto NBA finals. They also bid farewell to the Sixers and other eliminated teams.The Lab will be back with another episode next week. In the meantime, keep an eye on FiveThirtyEight’s NBA predictions, which are updated after every game. Embed Code By Neil Paine and Kyle Wagner More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed

Good NewsBad News Mag Newspaper Apps Equal In Popularity

first_imgReadership of magazine and newspaper apps by adults are about equal, according to data from GfK MRI. Four percent of adults over the age of 18 said they read a newspaper via a mobile app within the last month, while 3.7 percent of adults said they read a magazine on an app.The data is based on an active base of adult print app users of 9.2 million (for newspapers) and 8.4 million (for magazines).However, Millennials (those born between 1977 and 1994) made up 57.3 percent of the adults who used a magazine app in the last 30 days. Just 18.4 percent of Baby Boomers used a magazine app in the last month. More males (60 percent) than females (40 percent) used a magazine app in the last month. Adults who read a magazine app within the last 30 days are 53 percent more likely to live in households with incomes greater than $100,000.last_img read more