A resident of Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut district has sought divorce on grounds that his wife, under the influence of a tantrik (shaman), was giving him only ‘laddoos’ to eat.The man approached a family court where he said that on the instructions of the tantrik, his wife gave him four laddoos to eat in the morning and four in the evening. He was not allowed to eat anything else.The man said that he had been ailing for some time and his wife approached the ‘tantrik’ who asked her to make her husband eat only the laddoos.Officials at the family counselling centre were puzzled over the pretext for seeking divorce.“We can call the couple for counselling, but we can not treat the woman for being superstitious. She firmly believes that the laddoos will cure her husband and is unwilling to accept otherwise,” said a counsellor.
By Ossie MichelinAPTN National NewsLiberal candidate Yvonne Jones ousted former Conservative cabinet minister Peter Penashue in the federal Labrador byelection Monday.The election was called after it was discovered that Penashue accepted tens of thousands of dollars in illegal donations in his 2011 election campaign. The riding his been almost always Liberal since it joined Canada in 1949, but Penashue’s 2010 victory changed that.“People want to see (the Conservatives) gone and I think people in Labrador have started that process this evening,” said Jones at her victory party. “There’s a huge message in this…this is the first time the Harper government has been defeated in a byelection. This defeat should not come as any surprise to them. They’ve had the opportunity to do great things for Labrador, for rural Canadians, for Northern Canadians and they have chosen not to.”She said voters not only elected her but threw their support behind the Liberal party and its leader Justin Trudeau.“(Labradorians) wanted to change that they wanted to have a real voice, they wanted to have someone that would stand up for them every day and it was quite obvious they saw that in me,” she said.Going into the race Jones said she knew Penashue would be her strongest rival. The NDP were never a factor in the campaign.Jones won with 50.7 per cent of the vote with Penashue receiving 28.9 per cent and NDP newcomer Harry Borlase receiving an even 20 per cent.She said her biggest priorities will be addressing issues of housing, jobs and transportation when she heads to will be heading to Ottawa next Wednesday.
Mobile TV network provider Yamgo has appointed two new non-executive directors, which it said would help with the development of its advertising platform.Mobile entertainment exec Dave Moreau and former Ernst & Young managing partner Trevor Denny have joined Yamgo’s board with immediate effect. Dave Moreau is currently chief operating officer of Livewire Mobile, which provides digital entertainment services, focused mainly on music, through mobile network operators, OEMs and media companies. “Yamgo is a brilliantly run company with a focused, energetic and talented CEO in Ian Mullins,” said Moreau. “I am delighted to be joining the board as a non-executive director.”The Yamgo TV network streams live TV to mobile devices using 2.5G, 3G and Wi-Fi connections, with a line-up that includes Asian based entertainment channels, music, sport, movies, entertainment and news channels.