By Karen Kleiss, edmontonjournal.com
June 10, 2009
EDMONTON – An Edmonton judge has ruled that court records made public Wednesday morning in the first-degree murder case against Joseph Laboucan are in fact protected by a publication ban.
The decision, issued shortly after 3 p.m., means a news story based on the records that was published five hours earlier on The Journal’s website, edmontonjournal.com, was effectively unpublished. Continue reading
by Rajiv Dutta
After portraying an unconventional character in Pankh, the actress is yet another working with director Sudipto Chattopadhyaya. This time Bips would be playing a prostitute living in Kolkata’s largest red light area called Sonagachi.
In the movie, Bipasha nurses a child, who is a victim of pedophilia. Sudipto is leaving no stones unturned to make his movie as realistic as possible. The grapevine suggests that the filmmaker has roped in some real-life prostitutes who will play themselves in the movie.
Pankh narrates a story about a little boy in the film industry who masquerades as a girl to become a child star but later faces an identity crisis and eventually turns into a drug abuser.
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An open Pandora’s box
10 Jun 2009, 0435 hrs IST, TNN
From massage parlours to fishing trawlers, highways to starred hotels, migrants to Goan girls, after the tearing down of Baina’s red light area, trafficking in Goa has undergone a sea change, reports Preetu Nair
* In the last three raids on massage parlours in Porvorim, Mapusa and Arpora, police rescued four Goans. The girls had joined the parlours for “better pay” and “a better future”.
* Sudha, 16, a school dropout from Sanvordem wanted fancy mobiles, money to spend on clothes, food and friends. Traffickers would lure her with the promise of a mobile phone every night for serveral months. She was later rescued from a hotel in Margao and the traffickers arrested. Continue reading