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From charges against Asaram to possible punishment: All you need to know about case against self-styled godman

Five years after a teenager accused self-styled godman Asaram of rape, a Jodhpur trial court will pronounce its verdict in the case today. The trial court will pronounce the verdict in the courtroom in the Jodhpur Central Jail premises where 77-year-old Asaram is currently lodged. Security has been beefed up in Jodhpur where prohibitory orders have already been clamped ahead of the verdict. Besides, the Centre has asked Rajasthan, Gujarat and Haryana governments to tighten security and deploy additional forces as the three states have a large number of followers of Asaram.Here is everything you need to know about Asaram rape case: 1. Asaram is accused of raping a teenage girl from Shahajahanpur in Uttar Pradesh, who was studying at the godman’s ashram at Chhindwara in Madhya Pradesh. The father of the victim owned a transport business in Shahjahanpur.2. The victim has alleged that Asaram called her to his ashram in Manai area near Jodhpur and raped her on the night of August 15, 2013.3. The victim and her family were allegedly threatened against speaking to anyone about the matter. The girl, however, persuaded the family to not let Asaram’s deeds go unpunished. 4. Asaram was arrested in Indore and brought to Jodhpur on September 1, 2013. He is in judicial custody since September 2, 2013.5. The chargesheets against Asaram and four other co-accused Shiva, Shilpi, Sharad and Prakash were filed by the police on November 6, 2013 under various sections of the POCSO Act, Juvenile Justice Act and IPC.6. In following years, a number of the key witnesses in the case were attacked or went missing. 7. Asaram unsuccessfully moved 12 bail applications, of which six were rejected by the trial court, three by the Rajasthan high court and three by the Supreme Court. 8. Final arguments in the Asaram case had been completed by the special court for SC/ST cases on April 7 and the court had kept the order reserved for April 25.9. If convicted, Asaram could be jailed for a minimum of 10 years or awarded a maximum life term, according to prosecution lawyers.10. Asaram is also facing a rape case in Surat in Gujarat in which the Supreme Court earlier this month gave five weeks time to the prosecution to complete the trial.

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Sindhis look forward to owning land

At least my grandson will be able to see ownership of land, said Bhagwan Ramchandani, an 81-year-old who lives in Sindhi Colony, Sion. Like Ramchandani, the Sindhi community welcomed the state cabinet’s decision to give them ownership of the land.The state government after the cabinet meeting announced that they are looking to survey the places occupied by refugees who had come post partition and give them ownership of land. “This has been a demand for a long time. The contribution of Sindhis to society is immense,” said Ramchandani, who came with his parents, brother and sister on January 28, 1948.Post partition, around 279 houses were given to Sindhis and some Gujarati families who migrated from Pakistan. “We left our house in Kahirpur. My father was in PWD. We got just Rs 3,000 as compensation. Back then, this place was a military barrack and not a camp like other ones in the city. There were around 279 houses of which 90 percent were Sindhis and few Gujaratis who had come from Karachi,” said Ramchandani who lives in his row house.The Sindhi Colony, which is now known as New Sion Co-operative Housing Society, has barely 25 percent Sindhis. Residents at present face lease-rent issue as the biggest one as after 1985, it was not paid. “Due to some issue in 1985, the committee did not pay the rent for lease and now they have asked a Rs 54 crore. If the government is thinking if giving the land, we welcome such a move,” said Vijay Thariani, chairman of society.That, however, has not stopped development. Row houses which were just ground floor now have a floor or two more. A number of them are said to be illegal. A number of original refugees have even sold the flats after they became affluent or were in need of bigger space. “They became more affluent and left. Due to that, the colony is more cosmopolitan than Sindhi,” said Ram Khatwani who stays and has not moved as his shop too is in the society.

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Forest fires and vandalism threaten Kaas plateau

Maharashtra’s own valley of flowers, the UNESCO world natural heritage site at Kaas in Satara district now faces a new threat — vandals. Since December-end, the plateau, which is a bio-diversity hotspot and sees the flowering of rare and endemic flora, has seen instances of forest fires, the latest of which happened on Sunday. Put together, these have gutted around 15 hectare of land.”These fires were lit on purpose. These incidents are serious,” said a senior forest department official, adding that “even if the fires did not happen during the flowering season, it impacts the ecosystem.”Anil Anjankar, deputy conservator of forests (DCF), Kolhapur (Territorial), confirmed that these fires were an act of vandalism. “These fires were lit by someone. However, our people managed to douse it,” he said, adding these fires affected both, the flora and the faunal species like reptiles.”This will look aesthetically bad. There is no guarantee that the flowering will be good at these spots next year,” explained Anjankar.While the fires on December 21 and 30 in the Kaas village had gutted around 10 hectare, the Sunday incident had seen around 5 hectare being affected. On Sunday, the fire started from private land in the Asai village and spread to Kaas.The Kaas plateau is spread over 1,872 hectare and covers the area under six villages. The ‘Kaas pathar,’ which falls in the Sahyadri sub-cluster of the Western Ghats has around 850 flowering varieties including orchids and Karvy and grasses. Of these, 624 species have entered the Red Data book and 39 of these are found only in Kaas, stressing the need for their preservation and conservation.The flowering season begins from around mid-August and continues for around two months. Last year, over 1.15 lakh people visited the plateau.An official said around 40 personnel had been deployed for security to prevent and extinguish fires, fire lines had been drawn to prevent any blaze from spreading and equipment like fire beaters has also been deployed. Local villagers have also been sensitized. However, officially added there were instances wherein fires had been started inside fire lines.”Kaas has several species endemic to it whose flowering may be affected by the fires. It also affects larger trees and their regeneration. Though controlled fires in patches every five years may help flowering and growth of grass, this has to be done scientifically. Today, there are misconceptions that lighting prairie fires will help increase flowering and regeneration,” explained another forest official.FLOWER VALLEYThe Kaas plateau is spread over 1,872 hectare and covers the area under six villages. The ‘Kaas pathar,’ which falls in the Sahyadri sub-cluster of the Western Ghats has around 850 flowering varieties.

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Maharashtra government slashes rent for leasehold plots less than 500 sqmt in Mumbai

In what comes as a big relief to leasehold landholders in Mumbai, the state government on Tuesday revised its rent charges for leasehold properties in the city. As per the cabinet’s decision, the government will henceforth charge only 1 per cent of the 25 per cent of the total cost of the leasehold property against the earlier 2 per cent as the per ready reckoner (RR) rate for residential properties.This reduction in rent rates will be given to those whose plot area size is 500 sq or less. Holders of more than 500 sqm leasehold plot area have to continue paying 2 per cent rent. Out of the total 1,663 leasehold properties in the city, 495 plots of less than 500 sqm are in Mumbai city and 93 in suburban districts.”In December 2012, the state government had revised the rates of the leasehold lands but many people went to court against the government’s decision. They even filed the writ petition and refused to pay the increased rent. However, to give relief to residents of leasehold properties, this decision to slash rent charges was taken for the larger interest,” said senior government officials.A note from the cabinet meeting further states that industrial leasehold property holders will have to pay 4 per cent of the 25 per cent of the total cost of the property as per the RR rate while commercial establishments have to pay 5 per cent. Leasehold land given to charitable trusts, social and cultural institutions, orphanages, and asylums have to pay 0.5 per cent rent as per this given formula to the government.However, this concession will not be applicable to redeveloped land. According to senior government officials, this could mean dual benefits. “Leasehold landholders will now start paying rent and that will help us increase state revenue,” said an official.

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Indian Air Force lacks squadron strength to tackle a two-front emergency war

With a skewed squadron strength and a limited number of fighter jets, the Indian Air force would be taking close to two days in shifting focus from Pakistan to China in case of an emergency two-front war situation. However, with a squadron strength of 42, the IAF can smoothly shift its focus from the northern frontier to the western frontier.This lessons came after the recent Gagan Shakti exercise testing the Air Force’s capability.”With a full strength of 42, the Air Force can launch war within hours. But, the depleting numbers don’t allow this. Mobilising resources from one end to another in less than 48 hours is a big achievement, even though we would ideally want this to be quicker,” said an Air Force officer.The Indian Air Force that is operating with only 33 fighter squadrons against the sanctioned strength of 42 will be further reduced to only 16 by 2032 and 19 by 2027.As of now, the Air Force requires at least 45 squadrons but it is well short of the target. Each squadron has 18-20 fighter jets.”During the exercise, we tried to maximise what we can do with our current capability. Quick deployment at a short notice was one of the key takeaways,” said an officer.

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Irani gang member held while trying to dupe woman

A member of Irani gang was arrested from Jodhpur area on Monday while trying to dupe a woman. Four men were involved in the crime, while one was arrested by a constable, the other three managed to flee the spot. The accused has been handed over to Anandnagar police station.The gang member was arrested by Mukesh Rabari, a constable with Vejalpur police station. Rabari had gone to an SBI branch in Jodhpur area on Monday afternoon around 2pm, when he saw four unidentified men speaking to a woman. He found the men suspicious and approached them to find out what was going on. As soon as he started walking towards them, they tried to leave in a hurry. In the commotion, one of their bikes fell and one of the accused, identified as Rehmatulla Jafar, was arrested.Further investigation revealed that the accused, who is a resident of Mumbai, was part of a gang and they were trying to dupe the woman they were speaking to. The accused told investigators that pretending to be cops, they were trying to take the woman’s gold jewellery.His associates have been identified as Amjad Jafar, Kursid Jafar and Mustak. The Anandnagar police have lodged a case against all four and they are looking for those who managed to escape on Monday.

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4 lakh more farmers could benefi: CM Devendra Fadnavis

That is the reason, Fadnavis said, "We decided to include farmers who availed loan between 2001 and 2009 which they could not repay. This is a historic decision as now all the eligible farmers would be able to avail loan waiver benefits. Those who availed the loan for shed-net, poly-house and growing Emu birds would also be waived for these farmers."”
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<!–end of artlbotbor–><!–end of artlsocl–>Written Bydna Correspondent <!–end of artlbotbor–>Updated: Apr 25, 2018, 06:40 AM IST<!–end of articllftpbx–>In good news for four lakh farmers in the state who could not repay their farm loans availed between 2001 and 2009, the farmers will now be eligible to avail benefits of loan waiver package announced by the Devendra Fadnavis government.The state cabinet on Tuesday decided to include these four lakh farmers into the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Shetkari Sanman Yojana which is the loan waiver scheme. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis informed the media that as per primary estimates, four lakh farmers would benefit from this decision.Addressing the media after the cabinet meeting, the chief minister said that when the previous Congress-NCP government announced its loan waiver in 2008-09, these farmers were not included in it. He said that these farmers could not avail loan waiver benefits even during this year since his government had included farmers who availed loan after last loan waiver scheme which is 2009.That is the reason, Fadnavis said, “We decided to include farmers who availed loan between 2001 and 2009 which they could not repay. This is a historic decision as now all the eligible farmers would be able to avail loan waiver benefits. Those who availed the loan for shed-net, poly-house and growing Emu birds would also be waived for these farmers.”

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Congress to begin Jan Aakrosh rally in Capital from April 29

The new organising general secretary, Ashok Gehlot, who is pushing for structural changes in the party, is determined to turn the rally into a grand success. In a letter addressed to office-holders in the party, Gehlot has asked them to mobilise party workers and ensure maximum participation at the national-level rally.”
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Constable, two others rape woman in Indirapuram area

A 32-year-old woman was allegedly gang-raped by three men in a flat after being offered a spiked drink in the Indirapuram area. The police said that the woman has alleged that she was gang-raped twice by the three accused and one of them was introduced to her as a constable in the Uttar Pradesh Police. Two accused have been arrested while the police are yet to ascertain the identity of the constable.According to the police, the accused have been identified as Abhishek, Sunil and an unidentified person. The unidentified person first called her to the flat which she wanted to take on rent. On reaching the flat, the accused gave her a drink laced with a sedative. After consuming the drink, the lady fell unconscious and the three men allegedly raped her.”The incident took place on Saturday, however, the FIR was registered on Monday. The victim stated that she suspected something wrong has happened with her on Saturday and on Monday she received a call from Sunil who called her to the same flat and the three threatened her to post the video, which they shot while raping her, on social websites if she told about the incident to anyone,” said Akash Tomar, Superintendent of Police (City).The three accused then blackmailed her on the pretext of the video and again took turns to rape her. “The woman was dropped at a place around 9:30 pm after which she came to the Indirapuram police station and narrated her ordeal.” said Tomar.ACTION TAKENSuperintendent of Police Akash Tomar said that an FIR under IPC sections 376D (gang rape) and 507 (criminal intimidation by an anonymous communication) has been registered in the case and they have formed teams to nab the third accused.

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Leaders sing praises for CM Devendra Fadnavis at book launch

Criticising the Opposition without naming it, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday said that when it is not possible to counter politics of development, they resort to raising caste issues. Gadkari was speaking at the launch of a book, Man on Mission Maharashtra, based on the various development works done by the Devendra Fadnavis government so far.Journalist Ashish Chandorkar has written the book after visiting more than 25 districts and going through various projects of the government. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Husain and ministers from the Fadnavis government were present at the dais. Noted writer Dr Sadanand More presided over the function.Praising Fadnavis for various initiatives including Jalyukta Shivar Abhiyan, Gadkari said that one can ascertain the development in Maharashtra going by the number of tankers required in the state in the past ten years. He said that Fadnavis is known for character, corruption-free and transparent governance and that is the reason history would have to take note of Fadnavis, stating that this success story is not individual but a result of collective efforts of his government.Fadnavis said, “I never felt that I would become chief minister of the state. When Prime Minister Narendra Modi made me chief minister of the state, he told me that Maharashtra has attained a reputation of being a state of middlemen and brokers. It needs to be changed to bring back the glory of the state which is due as per its stature and that is what my government is trying through all these initiatives.”The chief minister continued, “I learnt to take decisions from Gadkariji and when you are sure that a decision is for the larger public interest, no matter what you can take it and implement it. That is how I have gone forward and despite many hurdles we are overcoming those.”

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West Bengal election commission fails to declare panchayat poll date

The State Election Commission (SEC) failed to announce the dates for the three-tier Panchayat elections in West Bengal on Tuesday. Sources said that the state government and the SEC could not come to a consensus as far as the dates or phases were concerned.Partha Chatterjee, state parliamentary affairs minister and senior TMC leader, had said that the state wanted the poll process to be completed ahead of the month of Ramadan even if it meant carrying out the polling process in one phase.SEC sources said that the commission wanted the polls to be conducted in at least two phases against the earlier schedule of conducting it in three phases.Officer on Special Duty (OSD), Saurav Das, met the SEC on Tuesday for about an hour before holding a meeting with the top brass of the state government in Nabanna.SEC sources said that it would announce the dates of poll after receiving a copy of the High Court’s order on Tuesday and holding a meeting with all stakeholders about the security arrangements for the Panchayat election.Meanwhile, the state Congress president, Adhir Chowdhury met the All India Congress Committee (AICC) president Rahul Gandhi apprising him about the atrocities of TMC on Congress workers. Party MP Abu Hasem Khan Chowdhury and MLA Manoj Chakraborty were allegedly attacked on Monday by TMC workers. He said that he had updated the party high command of the situation in Bengal. “The situation in Bengal is such that only a President’s rule can save democracy here. I have also written to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh about it,” he said.

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BMC clerk held for accepting Rs 32,000 bribe

The Anti Corruption Bureau on Tuesday arrested a 50-year-old clerk for allegedly accepting a bribe Rs 32,000 for closing a court case. According to police, the complainant had given her apartment on rent to a jewellery workshop. After an inspection by the BMC, the woman was given a notice for not having a factory permit. This matter was handed over to BMC’s Legal department to file a case in court. To close the court case, the accused Shaileshkumar Kambli demanded a bribe of Rs 32,000. He was caught red-handed while accepting the bribe by Mumbai unit of the ACB.

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Separate colonies for pastoral class to cope with cattle menace: Gujarat government

To cope with cattle menace in various cities, the Gujarat government will soon start construction of separate colonies for pastoral class in the urban areas. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said this during an event held at Gujarat Gopalak Vikas Nigam in Gandhinagar on Tuesday. The CM said that his government also made special allocation for these colonies in all the eight big cities of Gujarat.The Gujarat Gopalak Vikas Nigam had organised a programme to distribute cheques among beneficiaries of different government schemes, which were handed over by Rupani. The CM, addressing the gathering, said, “With the view to avoid traffic hazzles in urban areas and accidents occurring due to cattle menace, we have decided that special colonies for cattle rearing people would be constructed at a distance of 15 to 20 km from the boundaries of civic authorities.””These colonies will be made near each of the eight big cities in Gujarat and those will have all required facilities. The government will give land for these colonies at token rates. We have made a provision for this in our annual budget for the current year. They can sell their milk in urban areas also as their houses will not be so far from cities,” added Rupani.The CM also informed that the state government launched the scheme of providing incentives of up to Rs 3 lakh for cattle farms and spared a budget of Rs 140 crore with the aim of raising 5,000 such farms across the state.The CM also assured the pastoral community that they would not need to move anywhere else in search of water during summer. He said, “The cattle rearing people were forced for to move to other regions during summers or droughts. But our government has taken sufficient measures and I assure that water and fodder will be available for their cattle in days to come and no one will have to worry of tough days.”CM’S ASSURANCEThe CM also assured the pastoral community that they would not need to move anywhere else in search of water during summer. The govt has taken adequate measures to guarantee water and fodder for cattle in days to come.

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Man arrested for molesting 9-year-old girl in Noida

A 26-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly trying to rape a nine-year-old girl in sector 39 area of Noida on Monday. Police said that the accused was produced in court and has been sent to jail.According to the police, the accused has been identified as Chetan Chauhan, a neighbour of the victim, who allegedly lured the girl and called her on the terrace of her house.”The accused allegedly tried to rape the victim on Monday morning at the terrace of her house. The family members were present in the house at the time of the incident. The accused lured the girl on the pretext of giving her a candy, and took her to the terrace and started touching her inappropriately,” said Avanish Dixit, Station House Officer, sector 39 police station.When the girl raised an alarm, the family members reached the terrace and caught the accused.”The accused was caught by the family members and thrashed, and then handed over to the police. Based on the complaint filed by the accused’s family, police have booked Chauhan under sections 376(rape), 511 (Punishment for attempting to commit offences punishable with imprisonment for life or other imprisonment) of the Indian Penal Code and section 3/4 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO),” said Dixit.Police said the accused was produced in the court and has been sent to jail.

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Shiv Sena-BJP continue Nanar refinery project fight

Monday’s events between the Shiv Sena and BJP saw a continuation on Tuesday, as Industries Minister Subhash Desai claimed that he has started the procedure to cancel the notification for the land acquisition in Nanar for the disputed refinery project in the Konkan region. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis took no time to ridicule Desai over the statement and maintained his stance from the previous day that the authority to cancel the notification was vested with the high-power committee headed by the Chief Secretary.The battle of words between the parties began on Monday following a public rally addressed by Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray and continued on Tuesday as Sena ministers led by Desai met the chief minister just before the cabinet meeting.Desai informed the media that he had handed over a letter to the chief minister seeking the cancellation of the notification for the land acquisition in Nanar. The minister added that a letter to start the process for the notification’s cancellation was handed over to the Secretary of the industries department. When the media posed Fadnavis’ claims to Desai and questioned his authority to initiate such a cancellation, the minister said, “I know my duty as a minister and I know the constitution. I have started the procedure for cancelling the notification and whatever I announced in the public rally at Nanar stands. The notification will be cancelled.”Soon after Desai’s address to the media, Fadnavis stood by his words from the previous day as well. Speaking to the media at the Mantralaya, Fadnavis said, “Sena ministers, especially Desai, met me and handed over a letter seeking de-notification of the land notified for the Nanar project. However, whatever I said on Monday stands. The authority to cancel this notification is vested with a high-power committee headed by the chief secretary.”Fadnavis said that Desai’s letter to him was in response to the chief minister’s explanation of the notification’s technical aspect on Monday. Fadnavis reiterated that the state government would take a decision which would be in the interest of the people of the Konkan region and state. However, the chief minister refused to comment on the consequences this war of words could have on the relations between the parties.

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Ahmedabad: NID students set to solve space debris issue, develop robust int’l space law

Conscious of the fact that dealing with space debris is a global issue, students of National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, are working on a project to address the problem through design intervention. Post-graduate students Christopher Richard, Neel Mehta, Shubham Raut of Product Design department are looking at the issue as part of their Systems Design project.Speaking in details about the project, Mehta said: “Space debris are artificial man-made non-functional objects in space often left behind by satellites, etc. Growing debris is a concern, given that humans are now so much dependent on services offered by satellites that the debris might prohibit our access, which would result in a technological setback. Since debris travel at an average speed of 17,000 kmph, it makes it very complex to deal with. The project revolves around mitigation of space debris, responsible use of space, effects and impacts of various space activities and how common man can relate to the big scientific world of space. We also hope to find opportunities areas and pitfalls in order to frame a holistic space law and policy for India.”The team is looking to come up with viable solutions for salvaging space debris and preventing the creation of more besides developing a robust space law that gives necessary guidelines to settle international disputes. The main focus is on how to make common man relate and empathise to such an entity which is out of sight, and hence out of mind.The 10-week-long project that began in February this year involved students spending considerable time on understanding the topic, the stakeholders and different pain-points in the area. “On April 22, we conducted a workshop at Vikram A Sarabhai Community Science Centre with children. The workshop revolved around making kids aware about space debris and tapping their unbiased creativity. One of the activity was creating a superhero which can clean up debris,” added Mehta.The team said: “While international bodies have formed agencies to mitigate the situation and lifecycle principles such as design for demise, which insists that a satellite must deorbit and burn on re-entry into the earth’s atmosphere, we need to think about how to design satellites for collision to minimize the debris it might create. We are looking at design interventions in various areas that include preventing creation of new debris, designing sustainable solution, create awareness about the same.” The project will get over in May.

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Kurar police suspect past attacker in Shiv Sena leader’s murder

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<!–end of artlbotbor–><!–end of artlsocl–>Written Bydna Correspondent <!–end of artlbotbor–>Updated: Apr 25, 2018, 06:30 AM IST<!–end of articllftpbx–>Kurar police, probing the murder case of local Sena leader Sachin Sawant, are on the lookout for a person who had attacked Sawant in the year 2009 over an SRA project.According to the police, so far they have questioned over dozens of suspects, however, there have been no leads in the case. But they are on the lookout for an accused in the 2009 firing case involving Sawant.A police source said that they suspect the attacker’s role in Sawant’s killing as he was acquitted recently and is untraceable since the murder.”We tried to trace him but he is nowhere to be found, which is raising our suspicion on whether he has any role to play in the case,” said a police officer from Kurar police stationThree assailants had fired shots at Sawant in 2009 over an SRA project dispute. Sawant survived the attack. The police had then arrested one Kamlesh Yadav who was released recently.”We have questioned over dozens of suspects to get a clue. The CCTV footage is unclear and we are making a sketch of suspects to identify the attackers,” said another police officer.CRIME BRANCH PROBEMeanwhile, the family of the victim is demanding a speedy probe. “MLA Sunil Prabhu had visited the family and has promised that he would be meeting Chief Minister Devendra Fadanavis requesting the case be transferred to the crime branch,” said a family member who did not wish to be named

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Chennai has potential to produce over 1.3K MW solar energy

Tamil Nadu capital Chennai has the potential to generate close to 1,380 Mega Watt energy through rooftop solar photovoltaic (RTSPV) systems which can help the city reduce power demand by almost 10 per cent as well as help cut down on electricity bills, a study has revealed.The study titled ‘Rooftop Revolution: Unleashing Chennai’s Rooftop potential’ — jointly conducted by Greenpeace India and the Gujarat Energy Research and Management Institute (GERMI) — revealed that on an average 3.15 MW can easily be generated per square kilometre of the city through installing rooftop solar panels. It also revealed that the rooftops of residential buildings alone can account for 46 per cent or 635 MW of the city’s total RTSPV.Some of the major landmarks with huge solar potential according to the study include, buildings of the railway station (3.5 MW), Metro Station (1.6 MW) and airport (0.8 MW).The monthly pollution data for 2016 from Tamil Nadu indicates that three cities in the state including Chennai had higher concentrations of Particulate Matter (PM) than the annual average levels prescribed by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and World Health Organization (WHO).”Switching to solar power will not only help Chennai reduce air pollution by bringing down its dependence on coal as a source of power, but also help policy makers, planners and installers in the state contribute to India’s overall rooftop solar PV goal of 40,000 MW by 2022, which is crucial for India’s voluntary contribution to the Paris Agreement,” said Pujarini Sen, Climate and Energy Campaigner, Greenpeace India.Akhilesh Magal, Head of Advisory, Renewable Energy, Environment and Energy Efficiency, Gujarat Energy Research and Management Institute (GERMI) said that India is in need of a radical change of policies to achieve the ambitious rooftop solar capacity target of 40,000 MW by 2022. He said that as per their estimate, India’s tier I and II cities has the potential to host over 62,000 MW of rooftop solar power, but it would be “foolhardy to assume that the entire potential is realisable”.Considering the experience of the rooftop solar plants in German cities and United States’s San Francisco, he said that India would be able to achieve only 6000 MW capacity of rooftop solar as against the target of 40,000 MW.

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Work at Delhi"s Kathputli Colony begins

The Union Minister of State Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri and Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal laid the foundation stone of an in-situ (in the same spot) development project at Kathputli Colony on Tuesday. The slum was selected for Delhi’s first in-situ redevelopment project and an agreement was signed to this effect in 2009 for development of 5.22 hectares of the colony.The housing and urban affairs minister said that the redevelopment model has to keep pace with the movement of people from rural to urban areas. “By 2030, 600 million (60 crores) Indians would be living in urban spaces. The redevelopment of cities has to be done keeping in mind this fact,” Puri said.The colony is one of the biggest and oldest slums located in Shadipur Depot, housing puppeteers, acrobats, storytellers, folk dancers and painters, who had been under threat of losing their art and livelihoods as the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) had proposed to rehabilitate them by relocating the residents temporarily to the place is redeveloped. The colony is the only such place that is a home to street performers from 14 states including Gujarat, Maharastra, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh belonging to diverse communities such as Adivasis, Muslims, Yadavs, Balmikis, Kushths, Nats and Bagris, among others.However, residents claimed that even before making arrangements, the DDA has compelled 2,800 families to move to the transit camp at Anand Parbat. On October 30, 2017, the DDA demolished over 400 jhuggis in the slum amid protests and stone-pelting from the residents. “Sealing committee and many others, who work in air-conditioned offices don’t understand that people from rural areas are coming to urban spaces for better opportunities,” Puri said.THE AGREEMENTAccording to the agreement with the private partner in this project, the developer has to construct 2,800 houses for the economically weaker sections (EWS). Each unit has to be of 30.5 square metres. The contractor needs to provide interim transit camps with 2,800 porta-cabin dwelling units and other amenities/facilities for the slum dwellers.

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Education department to launch enrollment drive in Rajasthan

The department of education is going to start a two-phase programme Praveshotsav in the government schools. During this time, children deprived of education will be enrolled in school. For enrolling children, teachers will go to door-to-door.Minister of State for Education Vasudev Devnani told that mega enrollment campaign will be conducted from May to August in the state. The first phase of the entrance festival (Praveshotsav) will start from April 26 and May 9 under the campaign. Whereas the second phase will be started from June 19 to June 30.Under the campaign, all children in the age group of 6 to 14 years will be enrolled in the schools. The handmade invitation letters prepared by government schools kids will be distributed to encourage parents to enroll their children in the schools. In urban areas, the survey will be conducted by the Block Education Officer, Nodal Principal and in rural areas, it would be carried out by the Panchayat Elementary Education Officer (PEEO) . During this period children, aged 6 to 14 will be linked to the school.Gram Panchayats with 100 percent enrollment of 6 to 14 years children will be declared DOF (Dropout Free) along the lines of ODF. For this, the special campaign will be launched in rural and urban areas with the help of public representatives.EncouragementUnder the campaign, all children in the age group of 6 to 14 years will be enrolled in the schools. The handmade invitation letters will be distributed to encourage parents to enroll their children.

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28,000 ‘mobile’ motorists get a ticket from Mumbai traffic department

Over 28,000 people in the city were penalised for using their mobile phones while driving in the first three months of 2018, reveals data shared by the traffic police department.According to the data, 28,262 motorists were penalised between January to March this year for using their phone while driving. The figure is alarming especially in the backdrop of a recent IIT-B study which found that it took 40 per cent more time for motorists talking on the phone while driving to react to a pedestrian crossing as opposed to an alert driver. The study was conducted by Nagendra R Velaga, associate professor at IIT-B, along with his co-author Pushpa Choudhary.Joint commissioner of Mumbai police (traffic), Amitesh Kumar, said that the use of phones while driving is among the most prominent violations of the Motor Vehicles Act, which is followed by other violations like driving without a helmet and driving under the influence of alcohol.”The traffic police has been taking strict action against motorists who are found using their phones while they drive and will continue to do so even in the days to come. This violation has been a major concern for us to avoid accidents on the city’s roads,” added Kumar. “Any use of one’s mobile phone while driving — be it talking or texting — is punishable and we have been fining people who are found doing it,” he added.In 2017, a total of 1,39,335 were caught using their mobile phones while driving and were penalised for the same. Section 177 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, prescribes a fine between Rs 100 and Rs 300 for using a mobile phone while driving. If such an action causes inconvenience or poses a hazard to pedestrians and other motorists, the fine is Rs 1,000 and the compounding fee is Rs 500.DISTRACTED DRIVERA recent study found that a driver on the phone took 40% more time than an alert driver to respond to a pedestrian while a driver who was texting took 204% more time.

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Battle for Badami will be high point of Karnataka Assembly elections

The battle for Badami is going to be one of the most eagerly-watched contests in the Karnataka Assembly elections given how much is at stake. The BJP has fielded its Bellary MP B Sriramulu (who is also contesting from Molakalmuru in Chitradurga district) against Siddaramaiah — the current Chief Minister of the state.That the BJP is leaving no stone unturned to stop Siddaramaiah juggernaut became more than apparent when both candidates filed nominations on Tuesday (the last day of filing nominations) within minutes of each other. Sriramulu was accompanied by the BJP’s CM candidate BS Yeddyurappa and BJP’s election-in-charge for Karnataka and Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar among others, while CM Siddaramiah came by himself with a select band of party workers.As B Sriramulu — one of the richest politicians in the state — arrived at the tehsildar office accompanied by the senior leaders, several local BJP MLAs tried to storm in with Sriramulu which led to high drama. As police stopped them from going in, they squatted on the steps and shouted slogans.”I’m only abiding by the party leadership orders to contest,” Sriramulu told DNA. “People vote for development not caste. PM Modi has shown the people that we’re serious about development, and that will help me in the election,” he said.Mention must be made of the fact that Sriramulu had resigned as both state Health and Family Welfare minister and MLA in September 2011, and had even quit the BJP citing “humiliation of his mentor and jailed former minister Gali Janardhan Reddy by the BJP leadership.” He seemed uncomfortable with questions about the infamous Reddy brothers (in trouble after being caught in the massive iron ore mining scam) being back in the BJP. The party has fielded G Somashekhara Reddy in Bellary city while his elder brother and former Bellary Lok Sabha MP G Karunakara Reddy has been given a ticket in Harappanahalli, Davanagere district. “These are questions I’m too small to answer. I’m only a party worker obeying the high command and I’m confident I’ll win,” he said.Javadekar told DNA, “Siddaramiah is scared. He knows the people want the Congress to go and the BJP to come. That is why he has run away from Chamundeshwari to Badami. But we are giving chase and will ensure his defeat.”Yeddyurappa said: “This will be the last CM of the last Congress government. I don’t think people will ever want them back.” Both leaders, however, avoided answers as to whether they were falling into the trap of Siddaramiah tying them up in seat after seat forcing them to react to every action of his.Siddaramaiah, on the other hand, came to the office by road from Hubli with select party workers and was greeted by hundreds of locals camping in the field outside the tehsildar office. “Local MLAs and other leaders from Badami have been requesting me to contest from here for a long time. I’d said no, but this time they reached out to the party high command who told me to contest.”In a massive show of strength which saw the police machinery stretched Siddaramiah went around in a procession to the local Banashankari temple in an open truck. “Voters will show the BJP that I enjoy the blessings of both Goddesses Chamundeshwari and Banashankari,” he said alluding to the popular deities in both constituencies he is contesting from.

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ED attaches assets worth Rs 1,122 cr for DPIL’s fraud

On the basis of FIR filed by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), ED had registered a money laundering case against Suresh Bhatnagar, founder of the company, and his sons Amit Bhatnagar, managing director and Sumit Bhatnagar, joint managing director of DPIL.”
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<!–end of artlbotbor–><!–end of artlsocl–>Written Bydna Correspondent <!–end of artlbotbor–>Updated: Apr 25, 2018, 05:30 AM IST<!–end of articllftpbx–>The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday attached immovable properties worth Rs 1,122 crores of Vadodara-based company Diamond Power Infrastructure Pvt Ltd (DPIL) in a bank fraud case of Rs 2,654.40 crores.The agency has attached properties of DPIL and its related companies such as Diamond Power Transformer Ltd., Diamond Projects Ltd., Mayfair Leisures and Northway Spaces.The properties include plant, machinery, building and land of DPIL and DPTL in Vadodara; three windmills in Bhuj; residential bungalows and flats of the Bhatnagar family, unsold flats of Northway Spaces, the under-construction Hotel of Mayfair Leisures and other land parcels held by related companies, all located in Vadodara.On the basis of FIR filed by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), ED had registered a money laundering case against Suresh Bhatnagar, founder of the company, and his sons Amit Bhatnagar, managing director and Sumit Bhatnagar, joint managing director of DPIL.

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3,775 DTC buses, app-based cabs still not GPS-tracked by Delhi government

Even as the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government celebrated its three years of governance in the national Capital, it has failed on its poll promise of making women feel safe in the city. The fleet of 3,775 Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses and private app-based cab aggregators are still not GPS-tracked by the government.Raahat, a Delhi-based NGO working for the safety of women, on Tuesday raised the issue of safety equipment such as GPS, panic buttons and CCTVs not being installed in public transport vehicles. This comes in the backdrop of the Union Road Transport and Highways Ministry extending the deadline for installing Vehicle Tracking Systems (VTS) in all public service vehicles including buses, cabs and school buses, among others by another year to April 1, 2019. The notification for the same was issued in 2016.The Delhi government’s transport department had installed GPS in 3,980 buses in 2013, of which 1,200 turned defunct and another 700 were stolen the same year. However, the remaining 1,800 which were functional also stopped functioning as the DTC in 2015 stopped paying its maintenance to the company hired for the job.At present, while only one of the 34 depots maintained by the transport department in Noida has around 300 GPS-enabled buses. However, the data of these buses is not registered with the department and hence these, too, are not tracked.”We have no data of GPS-enabled DTC buses as the devices in these buses were stop being maintained in 2015. Only 1,614 cluster buses, which are GPS-enabled are tracked by the department’s newly set-up Operations Control Centre,” said a Delhi government official.Kamal Soi, who heads Raahat, said, “We are in shock that despite numerous incidents of crimes against women in public transit, it has extended the deadline for another year. Maybe, they are waiting for another Nirbhaya. The Union government must rather make it a policy for these systems to be fitted while the vehicle is purchased or registered with the transport department.”While the government maintains that CCTVs were installed on 200 buses on Sarojini Nagar and Rajghat depots, the records of footage from these buses are not available with the Central Control Room managed by the transport department.The AAP government has around 2800 marshalls to be deployed on DTC buses in two shifts during the day, however, it is difficult to spot them on duty. Besides, officials said, without any training and weapon, there is nothing much they can do either.NO DATAAt present, only one of the 34 depots maintained by the transport department in Noida has around 300 GPS-enabled buses. However, the data of these buses is not registered with the department and hence these, too, are not tracked.

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CM Devendra Fadnavis okays DP 2034, Mumbai development fast-tracked

Keeping his word, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, on Tuesday, approved the scrutiny committee’s report on Mumbai Development Plan (DP) 2034.He had announced on the last day of the Budget Session (March 28th, 2018) that despite the fact that the State government has 30 months to approve the DP after it is sent by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), his Government would expedite the process to pave the way for development. He had said in the House that he would approve the DP by the end of March.The DP is a crucial document in determining the city’s land use and infrastructural development for the next 20 years. First there will be a notification, then there will be implementation, said civic commissioner Ajoy Mehta.BMC has estimated that it will need Rs 14.15 lakh crore for implementation of DP, of which Rs 13.44 lakh crore will be required for land acquisition.About Rs 49,418 crore will be needed for building construction, Rs 9,472 crore for road construction, Rs 6,193 for open spaces and cemetery development and Rs 5,731 crore for road-widening.After a series of extensions, BMC’s general body passed DP 2014-34 in August 2017. The first version was released in February 2014, but Fadnavis ordered a revision due to numerous errors and public outcry over the DP being builder-friendly. Soon, BMC announced that open spaces would not be compromised.The new DP will increase affordable housing by opening up salt pan lands and no-development zones. BMC can now use the special development zone land for constructing affordable housing on spaces encroached by slums.Under the Accommodation Reservation policy, BMC will move to a platform of partnership with builders whose lands have been reserved for public amenities. The new policy encourages acquisition of land for public purpose and BMC will compensate land owners with additional construction rights if they develop the land and hand it over for public use.

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Don’t think Parliament is immune to casting couch: Renuka Chowdhury

Chowdhury reeled Prime Minister Narendra Modi into the controversy, saying "When the PM makes a derogatory statement against me in Parliament, he is taking away my dignity as a woman." She was referring to the jokes he made when she laughed out loud in the House.”
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<!–end of artlbotbor–><!–end of artlsocl–>Written Bydna Correspondent <!–end of artlbotbor–>Updated: Apr 25, 2018, 05:25 AM IST<!–end of articllftpbx–>Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury claimed on Tuesday that the casting couch existed in Parliament too. “It’s the bitter truth; it is not just in the film industry. Don’t imagine that Parliament is immune or some other work space is immune,” the former Rajya Sabha MP said.Chowdhury was reacting to veteran choreographer Saroj Khan’s comments on the casting couch culture in the film industry. Khan had said that it was a way of “livelihood” in the industry.Chowdhury further pointed out that India should now “stand up” and put the onus of actions on men. “If you look at the western world today, top actresses took so long to come out and say ‘Me too’. It’s not the time to say ‘Me too’ but to say ‘You too’,” she said, referring to the global MeToo campaign which calls out sexual offenders.Chowdhury reeled Prime Minister Narendra Modi into the controversy, saying “When the PM makes a derogatory statement against me in Parliament, he is taking away my dignity as a woman.” She was referring to the jokes he made when she laughed out loud in the House.

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Trump’s new visa rule to hit 64,000 Indian spouses

Spouses of H1-B visa holders may not be able to work in the US. The Trump administration is planning to scrap the existing provision, a top federal agency official has told the US lawmakers.This move is likely to have an impact on about 64,000 Indian H-4 visa holders out of a total of 71,000 persons who got work permits during Obama’s rule. H-4 is issued to the spouse of H-1B visa holders.It may make it more difficult for US companies to retain talent. “The policy regarding high-skilled visa programs was put in place to help US companies attract and retain the highly skilled talent they need to grow and serve their customers,” Nasscom, the lobby group for the Indian IT industry said, adding that the proposed change could be subject to court challenges. The spouses, who are talented individuals themselves, have the potential to do great value to the US economy, it added.The Obama administration issued a rule in 2015 allowing work permits for spouses while H-1B visa holders seek permanent resident status that can take a decade or more.The Trump administration is planning to cancel this provision. A formal communication is expected to be made later this summer, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Francis Cissna said in a letter to Senator Chuck Grassley.”Our plans include proposing regulatory changes to remove H-4 dependent spouses from the class of aliens eligible for employment authorisation, thereby reversing the 2015 final rule that granted such eligibility,” Cissna said.He said such action would comport with the executive order requirement to “propose new rules and issue new guidance, to supersede or revise previous rules and guidance if appropriate, to protect the interests of United States workers in the administration of our immigration system …”According to a recent study by the Migration Policy Institute, the US has issued employment authorisation documents to more than 71,000 spouses of H-1B visa holders, over 90% of whom are Indians.”As of June 2017, USCIS had granted 71,287 initial (versus renewal) employment authorisation documents to H-4 spouses,” the study said. Of those H-4 spouses with work authorisation as of early 2017, a total of 94% were women, and the vast majority, 93%, were from India, while 4% were from China, the study said.As with other revisions to regulations, the public will have an opportunity to provide feedback during a notice and comment period, Cissna said.(With agency inputs)

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Meanwhile, Chief judicial magistrate Kathua rejected the bail application of the juvenile accused in the rape and murder case of the tribal girl.”
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<!–end of artlbotbor–><!–end of artlsocl–>Written Bydna Correspondent <!–end of artlbotbor–>Updated: Apr 25, 2018, 05:20 AM IST<!–end of articllftpbx–>Fourteen days after the Crime Branch (CB) filed a charge-sheet in the Kathua rape and murder case, two of the accused police officials have approached the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) High Court, demanding a CBI probe into the incident.Sub-inspector Anand Dutta and special police officer (SPO) Deepak Kumar Khujaria filed a petition in the J&K High Court on Monday. The duo sought a CBI probe. “There are number of grounds on which we have filed the petition. For instance, the crime scene was fiddled with and there are glaring differences in the two post-mortem reports,” said Veenu Gupta, counsel of Dutta and Khujaria.Meanwhile, Chief judicial magistrate Kathua rejected the bail application of the juvenile accused in the rape and murder case of the tribal girl.

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Decision to reject CJI ouster plea not hasty: M Venkaiah Naidu

The decision to reject an impeachment bid against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra was not taken in a hurry, Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu said on Tuesday. Backing his decision, he said it was taken after a month of due diligence.”I have done my job and am satisfied with it… It (decision) was timely and not a hasty one, Naidu told the group of 10 Supreme Court lawyers who met him to compliment him over the decision.Naidu, however, told the lawyers that his decision did not warrant any compliment as he only did what was expected of him and in the manner the Chairman of Rajya Sabha was expected to conduct in such matters.The notice by seven opposition parties, led by the Congress, to impeach the Chief Justice of India on five grounds of “misbehaviour” was rejected on ground that saying the allegations are neither “tenable nor admissible”.The Congress had called his decision “hasty, illegal and illinformed.”Speaking to the lawyers, Naidu is believed to have said that he has been working on “provisions, procedures and precedents in the matter” for over a month following media reports about a possible impeachment bid.”Some members of the House had a point of view and the right to express it while I had a responsibility cast on me. I have done my job and am satisfied with it,” Naidu said.He further said the Section 3 of the Judges (Inquiry) Act, 1968 requires that the Rajya Sabha Chairman should look for prima facie charges in the matter for either admitting the notice or refusing to do so.

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Eastern states of country are keeping India backward: Amitabh Kant

NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Tuesday set the cat among the pigeons when he suggested that states like Bihar and UP, among others, are holding back India. To rub salt on the wound, he added that the southern and western India parts were doing well and growing speedily.Speaking at the first Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan Memorial Lecture at the Jamia Millia Islamia University, Kant said, “The Eastern part of India — particularly states like Bihar, UP, Chhattisgarh, MP, and Rajasthan — are keeping India backward, especially on social indicators. While we have improved on ease of doing business, we have remained backward on human development index.”Kant further said that out of 188 countries, India is still at 131 in the Human Development Index (HDI), elaborating, “When the country’s HDI has to improve, we have to focus on these social indicators. We are working on these through Aspirational Districts Programme.”Stressing upon the significance of sustainable growth, the NITI Aayog CEO said, “Education and health are vital and in these two areas, India is lagging behind. Our learning outcomes are poor — a Class 5 student is not able to do Class 2-level subtractions. He/she is not even able to read his/her mother tongue. Infant mortality rates are very high. Unless we improve on these aspects, it will be difficult to grow in a consistent way.” He also called for a conscious effort to frame policies to give women better opportunities.

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37 Naxals from two dalams killed

A total of 37 Maoists from two groups, mainly Aheri dalam and Perimili dalam were gunned down by security forces in a fierce gunbattle that started on Sunday at Kasnasur near Bhamragarh in Gadchiroli. “In operation C-60 at Kasanasur jungle area, 16 dead bodies of Maoists (9 men, seven women) were recovered on April 22. Out of the 16, 11 bodies have been identified including senior Naxal commanders Sainath alias Dolesh Aatram (32) and Shrinu alias Shrikant alias Ravatu Vijendra (44) from Varangal. Two AK-47 rifles, two self-loading rifles, one .303, five 8mm, six 12-bore firearms were recovered from the spot,” said Bipin Bihari, Additional Director General of Police (state law and order).Believing that the high-end weapons recovered from ultras belonged to the security forces, the Maharashtra Police is in the process of seeking information from para-military forces from Naxal-affected states about their stolen weapons. Bihari added that due to heavy rains and paucity of manpower, the search operation was halted. “On Monday, the search operation was launched again near Indravati river. By Tuesday evening, bodies of 15 Maoists (seven men, eight women) were fished out from the water. One Insas, one 303 weapon with detonators were also found in the river. We are trying to find out if more bodies are there in the river,” said Bihari.In another operation in Kapewancha area of Rajaram Khandla post, security personnel recovered six dead bodies of Naxals (two men, four women) including divisional commander Nandu alias Vikram alias Vasudev Aatram, with one Insas, one SLR, one 303, two 12 bore, one musket with other Naxal material is recovered,” the police said.”Weapons like AK-47, Insas and SLRs are used by security forces. These weapons can also be smuggled illegally. Each weapon has a unique number code just like vehicles.An officer said that some injured Naxals had managed to flee. “Some doctors who are sympathisers of the Naxals are on our radar,” the officer said.Arms CacheSecurity personnel recovered two AK-47 rifles, two self-loading rifles, one .303, five 8mm, six 12-bore firearms were recovered from the spot in Gadchiroli.

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Party wears mask of secularism, says BJP

Lashing out at the Congress, the BJP described Khurshid’s statement that his party had blood on its hands as an “acknowledgement” of its history of “engineering communal riots”, and said it continued to practise the same politics of creating division and tensions to get votes.Veteran Congress baiter, Subramaniam Swamy asked the Congress to atone for the sins perpetrated when it was in power.Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, who also heads the Minority Affairs department, was quick to condemn the Congress for wearing a mask of secularism while practising communalism. People wanted Congress to accept the truth and come clean after Khurshid made his “individual confession”, Naqvi said.He cited a number of major riots — in Bhiwandi, Bhagalpur and Malegaon, UP and Bihar — that occurred when the Congress was in power. Naqvi said more than 50,000 such violent incidents happened under Congress governments in which thousands of innocent people were killed. He also mentioned the anti-Sikh riots of 1984.”The Congress is a history-sheeter as far as communal riots are concerned,” he said. “It has practised politics of divide-and-rule while using caste and communities to sow division in society. It created social tensions for votes. It continues with this tradition,” he said.BJP leader Sambit Patra added to the conversation, saying, “Salman Khurshid has revealed the truth behind Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Save the Constitution’ campaign. He has admitted that Congress’ hand is stained with blood. It is not only stained with the blood of Muslims but also of the Sikhs killed in 1984.”Put on the spot, the Congress immediately distanced itself from Khurshid.”Congress disagrees with the statement of Mr. Salman Khurshid in total,” said Congress leader P L Punia, adding, “Everyone must know that both prior and post Independence, Congress is the only party that has worked towards building an egalitarian society by carrying all sections of people together as also religious and ethnic minorities.”Not willing to give further field to the BJP to play on, other senior Congress leaders maintained a stoic silence.

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Asaram verdict: Gujarat, Rajasthan and Haryana on high alert

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Sushma Swaraj walks tall in Shanghai Cooperation Organisation meeting

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday wrapped up a successful visit to China, where besides holding bilateral discussions, she also attended the ministerial meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) — a Eurasian political, economic, and security organisation. Her two-day stay in Beijing was marked by the announcement of an informal summit between Chinese president Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, resumption of Kailash Mansarowar Yatra through Nathu La route and even the resumption of data sharing for Sutlej and Brahmaputra rivers. Leaving Beijing, she has now reached Ulaanbaatar in what will be the first visit of an Indian External Affairs Minister to Mongolia in 42 years. Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted that both countries were reconnecting over their shared Buddhist heritage.Earlier in Beijing, while addressing the SCO meet, Swaraj launched a veiled attack on Pakistan and insisted that the fight against terrorism should also identify states that “encourage, support and finance” the menace and “provide sanctuary” to terror groups. In the presence of Pakistan Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif, she raised the issue of global terrorism and protectionism. “We have to work together to wipe-out this scourge from the face of the earth,” she said.The meeting was also attended by foreign ministers Wang Yi of China, Kairat Abdrakhmanov of Kazakhstan, Abdyldaev Erlan Bekeshovich of Kyrgyzstan, Sergey Lavrov of Russia, Sirodjidin Muhridinovich Aslov of Tajikistan, Abdulaziz Khafizovich Kamilov of Uzbekistan, and Secretary General of the SCO Rashid Alimov among others.She, however, didn’t lend her support to China’s Belt and Road initiative, which will likely be a key measure of the success of PM Modi’s trip to China on Friday and Saturday.

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Salman Khurshid ungloves Congress’s khooni panja

Senior Congress leader and former law minister Salman Khurshid on Tuesday defended his remarks that his party (Congress) has “blood on its hands”, saying that he made the controversial statement “as a human being”.Khurshid’s candid answer to a question on his party’s wrong doings vis-à-vis the Muslim community in the past has landed him in trouble.On being asked by a young student at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) on Monday as to how the Congress would absolve itself from the blood stains of Muslims, Khurshid said, “It is a political question. There is blood on our hands. I am also a part of the Congress so let me say it, we have blood on our hands.”Is this why you are trying to tell us that if someone attacks you, we must not come forward to protect you?” “I am telling you. We are ready to show the blood on our hands so that you realise that you too must not get blood on your hands. If you attack them, you are the ones who would get stains on your hands,” Khurshid said.Khurshid added, “Learn something from our past. Learn from our history and don’t create such situations for yourself where if you come back to Aligarh Muslim University after 10 years, you find no one like yourself putting out questions.”Khurshid’s candid talk gave ammunition to the BJP to attack Congress for its “sins” against Muslims. The Congress quickly disassociated itself from Khurshid’s remarks. Congress is still reeling under the faux pas blunders made by its leaders that Prime Minister Narendra Modi turned into advantage for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on several occasions.Asked to explain his comments, Khurshid said he couldn’t sit back when his party was being attacked. “I made the statement as a human being. If there is responsibility on any one of us, whether historical, political, social or philosophical, we must answer. We continue to do this. Have you ever known me to withdraw a statement? I’d continue to say what I said,” he said.He conveyed his unhappiness to the party for disassociating from his remarks.”I am deeply saddened. You disassociate with a view but the view is there. If I take a view that my party is rotten then you can disassociate with it. But if I am protecting my party, if I am taking a position that anything you do to accuse my party you end up accusing me,” he said.Khurshid said he is a votary of a free play in his party among public figures on critical subjects and there should be greater faith and understanding. “To anticipate and assume that someone will make a statement that seems somewhat wrong and without checking condemning it and disassociating with it is very bad politics,” he said.

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Over 5,000 Gujarat farmers battling land acquisition seek ‘death’

Over 5,000 people in Gujarat’s Bhavnagar district, battling against the acquisition of land by a state power utility, have written letters to authorities seeking permission to die, a farmers’ body leader on Tuesday claimed.”A total of 5,259 people, comprising farmers and their family members from 12 affected villages, have sought “icchha mrityu (right to die) as the land they cultivate is being forcibly snatched by the state government and Gujarat Power Corporation Limited (GPCL),” claimed Narendrasinh Gohil, a local farmer and a member of Gujarat Khedut Samaj, an organisation fighting for farmers’ rights. He claimed that the letters, signed by these farmers and their kin, have been sent to the President of India, the Prime Minister and the chief minister of Gujarat.Harshad Patel, Collector, Bhavnagar, said that the farmers had dropped these letters, in which they have demanded permission for “icchha mrityu”, at the registry branch of the collectorate. The registry branch receives and dispatches all the letters of the collectorate. In the letter, the farmers accused the state government, and GPCL, of using police force to get them to vacate the land which the farmers claimed was being tilled by them for several years now. The farmers alleged that GPCL was trying to possess the land more than 20 years after the power firm had acquired it, adding that such a move was against the law.”As per the Land Acquisition Act, 2013, a company cannot take possession of a land which it had acquired more than five years ago. To possess such a land, it will have to initiate the process of acquisition afresh,” Gohil said. “On two occasions, the police have fired teargas on a peaceful gathering of farmers. We are being threatened and bullied by the government,” Gohil alleged. He added that the district administration has imposed section 144 of the CrPC, a provision prohibiting any assembly of persons the authorities term unlawful, in the 12 villages since over a month now.”GPCL and Gujarat government want to usurp our land, despite the land legally belonging to the farmers. What shall we do in such a situation? If we do not have cultivable land, we shall be as good as dead,” the letter claimed. The farmers, in their letter, said that the “forcible acquisition” of land was making them feel like “terrorists” and, therefore, they would like to be killed by bullets fired by Army personnel. “We wish for this because we have been made to feel like terrorists by the authority. So my last wish is to be killed at the hands of the Army,” the farmers said in the letters.

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Will grant pension to Major Generals, equivalent ranks retired before 2006: Govt to SC

Senior advocate Nidhesh Gupta, appearing for petitioner retired Major General S P S Vains, sought implementation of One Rank One Pension. The apex court's order came on a contempt plea filed by Vains and others seeking seeking implementation of One Rank- One Pension (OROP) scheme for retired armed forces personnel. "Most shockingly, despite report of the Koshiyari committee and the decision of the SC in Union of India vs SPS Vains, the government delayed the implementation of the OROP in utter violation of the constitution and rule of law," the plea had said.”
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After denying Yeddyruppa’s son a ticket, BJP appoints BY Vijayendra as youth wing general secretary

In an apparent placatory move, the BJP appointed state unit chief B S Yeddyurappa’s son B Y Vijayendra as its youth wing general secretary today, a day after protests erupted over denial of party ticket to him for the May 12 assembly polls.Vijayendra’s appointment as the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) general secretary was announced by Union minister Prakash Javadekar, who is also in charge of the BJP’s Karnataka unit.The announcement, made at a press meet, came a day after Vijayendra’s supporters staged angry protests, entailing police lathicharge, over denial of party ticket to him to contest from Varuna constituency in Mysuru.Political observers saw it as a damage control move to douse dissidence and its spill over effect electorally in and around Mysuru in south Karnataka.Javadekar said, “The next chief minister of Karnataka made a historic announcement yesterday. The whole party is with him. To see that Vijayendra works in the entire region, we are giving him an additional responsibility. He will be the new general secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha.”In a surprise announcement, Yeddyurappa had yesterday said Vijayendra would not contest from Varuna constituency against Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s son Yatindra. He did not cite any reason.Yeddyurappa’s announcement led to vandalism by supporters of Vijayendra, who raised slogans against party chief Amit Shah.Vijayendra had tried to calm his supporters and tweeted saying he wholeheartedly stood by and supported the party’s decision “in all circumstances.”For the past one month, Vijayendra was working at the grassroot level in Varuna ever since Siddaramaiah decided to field his son in the constituency he had been winning.

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CHSE Odisha class 10th (Matric) Exam Results in 2018 to be declared today on 25th April

The Council of Higher Secondary Education, Odisha will announce the Odisha 10(Matric) Results 2018 on April 25. Around 6 lakh students appeared for the exam conducted for Odisha HSC Result 2018 that was conducted from February 23 to March 8. After the official announcement from the board, students can visit the official website to check their Odisha Class X Result 2018. Here’s how students can check their Odisha Higher Secondary Result 2018 – 1. Visit the websites: bse.odisha.nic.in and orissaresults.nic.in2. Click on ‘HSC Class 10th Result 2018’3. Enter your details such as name and registration number. Then click submit.4. Your results will be displayed on the screen.5. Take a download and keep a printout of Orissa Class 10th Result 2018 for future reference.Students are advised to collect their official mark sheets from their respective institutes. The printouts are for information purposes only.About Council of Higher Secondary, Education (CHSE)The Council of Higher Secondary Education, Odisha was established in accordance with the Odisha Higher Secondary Education Act 1982 to regulate, control and develop Higher Secondary Education in the State of Orissa. The administrative function of the Council commenced from 7th September 1982 in a rented building at Budheswari Colony, Bhubaneswar. In course of time the Council constructed its own administrative building over Plot No. C-2, Samantapur, Bhubaneswar where it has been functioning since 2nd January 1996. The campus has been named as ”PRAJNAPITHA”.

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WB Panchayat Elections: Mamata claims reports of violence during polls ‘blown out of proportion’

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said that reports of violence during the filing of nominations for the panchayat polls has been “blown out of proportion” by the opposition parties and a media house.Only eight to nine incidents of violence were reported during the filing of nominations. Four persons have died and all of them belonged to the TMC, she said.She said that her party, the Trinamool Congress, does not want violence and claimed that the opposition parties were “spreading canards” against her government.”As the ruling party why should we (TMC) resort to violence? We want peace. The opposition parties are indulging in a conspiracy against my government. A media house is also working to malign my government’s image”, she told ‘News 18 Bangla’ channel.Despite all this the TMC will win, she said exuding confidence and added “we must take care of people’s interest”.Also readCJI vs Congress: Mamata Banerjee reveals she warned Sonia and Rahul Gandhi against impeachment moveBanerjee claimed that the BJP, Congress and the CPI-M were united against her government.”In Delhi they are fighting against each other but here they are together. They are three brothers now. Everyday they are going to the court together to delay the (panchayat) polls process. They don’t have faith in people,” she said.Also readMamata Banerjee urges all state cable operators to not air riot photosRefuting the opposition’s allegations of violence before the panchayat polls, she said, “If we have tried to stop opposition parties from filing their nominations how could over two lakh candidates file their papers?”The situation, she claimed, was not the same during the previous panchayat polls in 2003 and 2008 under the Left Front rule.Also readMamata slams ‘anti-Adivasi’ Maneka Gandhi for claiming ‘so-called tribals illegally killing animals in Bengal’”We (TMC) couldn’t file so many nominations during the Left Front rule,” she said.

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PM Modi to address 20 rallies in Karnataka, starting from May 1

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to address about 20 rallies in Karnataka to boost the BJP’s campaign in a state where his party is locked in a keen fight with the Congress.Party sources said Modi, BJP’s biggest crowd-puller, is likely to kick off a series of rallies in the southern state from May 1.Though he had address public meetings in the state earlier, he has not hit the campaign trail since the Election Commission announced the assembly election schedule on March 27. The election is scheduled for May 12 and the counting of votes will take place on May 15.The BJP sources said a final programme of Modi’s election tour is still being finalised and he is expected to address anywhere between 15-20 rallies.The saffron party is making all-out efforts to oust the Siddaramaiah dispensation from power in the only big state where the Congress governs.Opinion polls have so far forecast a close fight between the two parties and the BJP believes that Modi’s whirlwind campaign in the final days before the polls can tilt the scale in its favour.Its president Amit Shah has been frequenting the state for months, holding rallies, meeting religious heads, addressing community events and toning up organisational machinery in the run-up to the election.

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Kerala: Woman picked up for questioning over the mysterious death of four relatives

A 34-year-old-woman was taken into custody for questioning today in connection with the death of four of her family members under mysterious circumstances, in a village in the district, during the last seven years.Soumya’s father Kunhikannan (76), mother Kamala (68) and her eight-year-old daughter Aishwarya had died in a span of three months this year.Keerthana, the woman’s second daughter had died in 2012, police said.All the four had died due to severe vomiting and nausea, they said.Police took Soumya into custody after forensic reports revealed the acute presence of Aluminium Phosphide, a poisonous substance, which is commonly used in pesticides, in the body of the elderly couple.Thalassery Circle Inspector, Premachandran said Soumya is being questioned as she is the only living member of the family and the interrogation was on.When Aishwarya died in January last, her body was allegedly buried inside the premises of their residence near Pinarayi, without postmortem.When the elderly couple also died under similar circumstances, relatives and locals raised suspicion and a postmortem was conducted.Subsequently, Aishwarya’s body was exhumed yesterday by the police and the viscera was sent for chemical examination to check the presence of any residue of Aluminium Phosphide in her body.

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New Delhi: 10-year-old girl raped by juvenile in madrassa

A 10-year-old girl was taken from her home in East Delhi’s Ghazipur to a madrassa in Ghaziabad and raped there by a juvenile, the police said today.The incident triggered protests in the area with locals demanding that the madrassa cleric be arrested for his alleged involvement in the matter. Police said that he was being questioned.The police were informed on April 21 by the girl’s father that his daughter had gone missing after she went to the market. Police registered a case and during investigation, found a CCTV footage in which the accused was seen taking the girl along with him, they added.The police traced the juvenile to a madrassa where he studied and apprehended him. The girl was recovered from there, the police said.The girl’s statement was recorded in front of a magistrate yesterday. The accused was sent to a juvenile justice home.The girl’s family was earlier staying in Ghaziabad before moving to Ghazipur and was known to the family of the accused juvenile.The police are questioning the cleric if he was aware that the girl had been kept there and about his involvement in the matter.Residents protested in Ghazipur today demanding action against the cleric.”We have assured them that fair investigation is being conducted on merits and no one will be spared if he is involved in the crime. Owing to inter-state ramifications of the case and for thorough in-depth investigation, the case is being transferred to the Crime Branch,” said Ravindra Yadav, Joint Commissioner of Police (Eastern Range).

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37 killed in major operation against Maoists in Maharashtra, 16 identified

Search for more bodies and weapons is underway, he said. "In another operation in the Kapewancha area of Rajaram Khandla post yesterday, six Naxals were killed and their bodies recovered. These include two men and four women," the official said. Due to the large number of Naxals killed, the developmental works in the Aheri and Sironcha tehsils, which were affected due to the Maoist menace, will get a boost, police said. Maharashtra Director General of Police Satish Mathur attributed the massive operation against Naxals to "accurate and specific" intelligence, low morale of Naxals and divisions in their ranks. ”
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India did not consider any military intervention in Maldives during political turmoil there as any such move would have had “long-term implications” and contrary to the Indian stand for a rules-based international order, sources said today.Following imposition of Emergency in Maldives on February 5 by the Abdulla Yameen government, there were calls from Maldivian opposition leaders for India’s military intervention in that country.Sources said here that exercising such an option would have been contradictory to India’s persistent call for respecting rules-based international order.Over the last few years, India has been pitching for a rules-based order, particularly with respect to China’s aggressive military posturing in the disputed South China Sea.There would have been long-term consequences if India had intervened militarily in Maldives, sources said.”We have been talking about the need for following a rules-based international order and if India itself does not follow it, then how the international community would have looked at us,” said a source.Sources said though India had not taken any action against Maldives bilaterally following imposition of the Emergency, it was among the nations which expressed concerns about the developments there.Sources admitted that India-Maldives ties were not in “best of health”, but added that New Delhi has an interest in political stability in that country.Ties between India and Maldives nosedived after Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen declared Emergency on February 5 following an order by the country’s Supreme Court to release a group of opposition leaders, who had been convicted in widely criticised trials. The emergency was lifted 45 days later.Asked about opposition in Seychelles against a pact that country had signed with India to build a military base there, sources said it was the island nation which wanted the project to move ahead.The military base on Assumption Island was to be set up by India.

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Bangladesh, Nepal launch trial bus service through India

Bangladesh and Nepal have launched a trial bus service between their capitals through India as two buses carrying delegates of the three nations left Dhaka for Kathmandu.”The trial run aimed to establish communication with Nepal by road,” said Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) chairman Fariduddin Ahmed who led the delegation of 25 Bangladeshis, 12 Indians, six Nepalese and one Asian Development Bank (ADB) official that left yesterday.Officials familiar with the process said the delegation would reach Kathmandu on April 26 passing through India’s Siliguri district and scrutinise in detail all aspects of the journey on the 1,200-kilometre route.A protocol is expected to be signed on the basis of the delegation’s report for launching a regular and direct bus service between Dhaka and Kathmandu, Bangladesh’s road transport and highways division secretary Nazrul Islam said, adding This marks a good beginning of sub-regional connectivity .The proposed commercial bus service comes under the purview of BBIN (Bangladesh-Bhutan-India-Nepal) Motor Vehicles Agreement, which the four countries signed in June 2015 to enable movement of passenger and cargo vehicles.Operators say the proposed route will cut short the journey by more than 100 kms, while straightening the way.Currently, passengers use the Lalmonirhat-Burimari-Changrabandha-Siliguri route to go to Kathmandu.

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CM Amarinder Singh bats for people-to-people ties with Pakistan, games between two Punjabs

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today urged strengthening people-to-people ties with Pakistan, telling that country’s envoy that reviving games between the two Punjabs would help in this.The suggestion figured in an informal lunch meeting he had here with Pakistan High Commissioner Sohail Mahmood, to whom the soldier-turned-politician also presented his book on the Kargil War, a reminder of the acrimony between the two countries.`A Ridge too far: War in the Kargil Heights 1999′ was among the books by Amarinder Singh that were presented to the Pakistani envoy, according to a Punjab government press release.The high commissioner also met Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar during his visit to Chandigarh.The Punjab Chief Minister expressed concern over the declining trade levels between the two countries due to the escalation in tensions along the border in recent months, the official release quoting him said.Singh and Mahmood agreed that the slide in trade was detrimental to the interest of both countries.They stressed the need for efforts on both sides to ease tensions through people-centric measures .Singh was in favour of reviving the Indo-Pak Punjab Games, which he had introduced during his previous tenure as chief minister, and said sports could play a pivotal role in boosting people-to-people relations.The games were launched in Patiala in 2004 and included disciplines like hockey, cycling, athletics, gymnastics, polo, handball, wrestling, badminton, volleyball, tug-of-war, shooting and kabaddi.The enthusiasm with which these were received then by sportspersons and others from both Indian and Pakistani Punjab was remarkable, the Chief Minister recalled.The Pakistan envoy also felt that more people-level contacts between the two nations could help pave the way for long-term peace and stability in the region.The Pakistan envoy, according to the release, raised the issue of repatriation of prisoners from both sides who had completed their terms.The envoy also made a courtesy call on Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today, evincing keen interest in Haryana’s growth in the fields of smart cities, agriculture, infrastructure development and exports.He hailed the state for its achievement in sports at the national and international levels, a Haryana government statement said.He said there should be an exchange in the field of sports and culture between the two sides to strengthen bilateral relations.Mahmood invited Khattar to visit Pakistan.

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Why does UIDAI need to collect metadata of citizens, SC asks

The Supreme Court today asked the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) why it needed to collect ‘metadata’ of personal transactions of citizens which go for Aadhaar authentication to avail services and benefits.A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, hearing a clutch of petitions challenging Aadhaar and its enabling 2016 law, was responding to the submission of UIDAI that it collected only “limited technical metadata.” “Why do you (UIDAI) have to retain metadata of personal transacations of persons entered through Aadhaar authentication,” the bench, also comprising Justices A K Sikri, A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan, asked. metadata is a set of data that describes and gives information about other data.Senior advocate Rakesh Dwivedi, appearing for UIDAI and the Gujarat government, said the petitioners, opposing the Aadhaar scheme, have completely “misunderstood the concept of metadata” and the UIDAI collected “limited technical metadata” to have control over the requesting entities (REs) which seek Aadhaar authentication for granting services and benefits. He said that on one hand, the petitioners were saying that UIDAI had no control over requesting entities, but simultaneously, they were also alleging that UIDAI will have so much control over the metadata that may lead to surveillance. While it was important to exercise control over the REs, there was no data about the location or purpose of transaction or authentication which was being collected by UIDAI, he said.The bench then asked him “So you are not collecting metadata about the person but only about the machine,” to which Dwivedi replied in affirmative. The senior lawyer referred to foreign judgments and said there was reasonable and legitimate expectation of privacy, but the context was “very important”. “A criminal might not have any expectation of personal autonomy whereas a common man will,” he said, adding that there will be different levels of privacy rights when a person was inside home and when he ventured out in “relational world”.”Individuals live in communities and their personality is shaped by imbibing cultural and social values of the society. Regulations are designed to protect objective principles that define reasonable expectation of privacy,” he said. He said the possibility of data breaches cannot be a ground to strike down the Aadhaar law and efforts should be to make it work and not to strike it off. He then referred to the example of doctors trying to save a patient and asked the court to adopt the same approach in saving the Aadhaar law and suggest it measures to strengthen the statute. The bench said there was one area which required consideration was the provision of remedies for the breaches.The lawyer said the Information Technology Act provided for penalties and recently, UIDAI had imposed penalties on Airtel and Axix Bank for the breaches. Dwivedi will conclude his submissions tomorrow. Earlier, the bench had said it was not sure whether bringing people “face to face” with the authorities through Aadhaar was the best model as the State should reach them to accord the benefits of the welfare schemes. “We are not sure if that is the best model. The individual should not be a supplicant. The State should go to him and give him benefits,” the bench had said. The bench had also said that if biometric authentication is attached to every transaction entered into by a person, it would “form a wealth of information” necessitating the need for data protection.

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IAF tested capability to handle nuke warfare during mega Gagan Shakti exercise

The Indian Air Force tested its capability in dealing with a possible scenario of nuclear and biological warfare during a 13-day-long mega military exercise whose aim was to sharpen its war waging capability in the wake of fast evolving regional security situation.Official sources said the focus of the Gagan Shakti exercise from April 8 to 20 was to check the viability of IAF’s operational plans to deal with any kind of challenge including nuclear warfare and a possible situation of a two-front war with China and Pakistan.A major focus of the exercise was to check combat capability of the indigenously developed Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas and their performance was satisfactory, IAF sources said.They said eight Tejas were deployed during the exercise and some of these had reported minor technical issues, adding each of the six Tejas had flown six sorties daily like any other platforms including Sukhoi, Mirage 2000 and MiG 29 jets.In a statement, the IAF said the drill provided an excellent opportunity to practice the force’s war time drills and undertake operations in realistic scenario.”Activities were undertaken in a cohesive manner to achieve the stated objectives of the Indian Air Force, in case of any contingency,” it said, adding the exercise also enabled the force to validate operational efficacy of new platforms.The IAF said all qualified and medically fit crew up to 48 years of age were made “proficient” by giving them re-validation training on combat assets.The sources said aim of the exercise was to test IAF’s combat readiness in a real time scenario, adding it had never carried out an exercise of this scale earlier.A key focus of the exercise was to check IAF’s readiness to deal with a biological, chemical and nuclear war and we were satisfied with our capability to deal with such situations, they said.They also said all types of aerial weapons, including standoff and precision weapons were deployed to validate their use in the air operations matrix.As part of the massive drill, the IAF deployed its entire assets for the pan-India exercise with fighter jets, equipped with strategic weapons like Brahmos and Harpoon anti ship missiles, carrying out deep penetration strikes to revalidate its strategic reach.During the exercise, the sources said over 11,000 sorties were flown which included nearly 9,000 sorties by fighter aircraft.The combat drill was carried out at a time when China was increasing its assertiveness along the borders with India and while Pakistan has been continuing its skirmishes along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.The exercise covered all terrains including desert, high altitude areas like Ladakh and maritime sphere.During combat drills near Sino-India border, the IAF significantly focused on inter valley transfer of troops considering various possible situations of conflict and taking a lesson from the Doklam standoff.Ensuring serviceability of fighter aircraft and various missile systems were a priority area and the IAF succeeded in its endeavour, officials said.The serviceability of surface-to-air missiles were around 97 per cent while serviceability of fighter jets were close to 80 per cent, they said.Serviceability refers to availability of an aircraft or a weapon system for deployment. The IAF has been struggling to maintain high serviceability levels of its platforms due to difficulty in getting required spares.Similarly, the IAF could ensure high levels of dispatch reliability which refers to ability to make the serviceable flying platforms airborne as and when required, the officials said.

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Trump admin plans to end work permit for spouses of H1B holders, will take up issue with US: Suresh Prabhu

Expressing disappointment over the US government’s proposals to tighten H1-B visa norms, Union Minister Suresh Prabhu today said he would take up the matter with the Trump administration. “We are very disappointed by some of the actions by the US administration,” the commerce and industry minister told reporters here. The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise. The technology companies depend on it to hire tens of thousands of employees each year from countries like India and China. Prabhu said under the visas issued to the technology service providers, there is evidence that Indians have contributed significantly to the growth of the US economy. Indian companies’ investment into the US has created new jobs in America, he said, adding that if spouses of the Indian IT professionals are competent and qualified, they will only add value to the economy there and not snatch jobs of local people. The Trump administration is planning to end giving work permits to the spouses of H1-B visa holders to work legally in the US, a move that could have a devastating impact on tens of thousands of Indians. “This is a very disappointing development. We have already taken up the issue with the US. We hope to take it forward by other negotiations,” Prabhu added. The Trump administration is planning to end allowing spouses of H1-B visa holders to work legally in the US, a top federal agency official has told lawmakers, a move that could have a devastating impact on tens of thousands of Indians. The move to end the Obama-era rule could have an impact on more than 70,000 H-4 visas holders, who have work permits. H-4 is issued to the spouse of H-1B visa holders, a significantly large number of whom are high-skilled professionals from India. They had obtained work permits under a special order issued by the previous Obama administration.Indian-Americans were a major beneficiary of this provision. More than 100,000 H-4 visa holders have been beneficiary of this rule. A 2015 rule issued by the Obama administration allows work permits for spouses who otherwise could not be employed while H-1B visa holders seek permanent resident status — a process that can take a decade or longer. The Trump administration is planning to terminate this provision. A former communication is expected to be made later this summer, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Francis Cissna said in a letter to Senator Chuck Grassley. “Our plans include proposing regulatory changes to remove H-4 dependent spouses from the class of aliens eligible for employment authorisation, thereby reversing the 2015 final rule that granted such eligibility,” Cissna said. He said such action would comport with the executive order requirement to “propose new rules and issue new guidance, to supersede or revise previous rules and guidance if appropriate, to protect the interests of United States workers in the administration of our immigration system … ” As with other revisions to regulations, the public will have an opportunity to provide feedback during a notice and comment period, Cissna said.According to a recent study by the Migration Policy Institute, the US has issued employment authorisation documents to more than 71,000 spouses of H-1B visa holders, over 90 per cent of whom are Indians. “As of June 2017, USCIS had granted 71,287 initial (versus renewal) employment authorisation documents to H-4 spouses,” the study which was released last week said. Of those H-4 spouses with work authorisation as of early 2017, a total of 94 per cent were women, and the vast majority, 93 per cent, were from India, while four per cent were from China, the study said.

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Involvement in India will be investigated, says Cambridge Analytica

Cambridge Analytica (CA), the data consultancy firm at the heart of a fake news investigation in the UK, today said that all its activities around the world, including in India, will be investigated and reported on.A spokesperson for the company said that while CA was focussed purely on the US market, its global arm SCL Elections handled other regions.”All the national issues and national associations are part and parcel of the independent investigation. Rest assured, India, Kenya, Nigeria, all the other countries that SCL has been working in historically, will be investigated and reported on as part of the independent investigation,” he told reporters during a press conference here today.The press conference came soon after an academic associated with the company, Aleksandr Kogan, gave his evidence to the UK Parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport ( DCMS) Committee on its ongoing investigation into fake news.Kogan’s company, Global Science Research (GSR), developed a Facebook app that reportedly collected data from people who signed up to use the app as well as information from their Facebook friends, without the explicit approval of all involved.He accused CA’s now-suspended CEO Alexander Nix of “total fabrication” when it came to denying the links between Cambridge Analytica and GSR’s data.DCMS Committee chair Damian Collins said that Nix had told the committee in February that CA never received data from Kogan’s company GSR, which did not have “much credibility any more? given his own testimony today.Last month, Christopher Wylie, a former employee of CA turned whistleblower, had told MPs during his evidence before the committee that the company had worked “extensively” in India and named the Congress as one of its clients.In a post on Twitter later, the 28-year-old also named the Janata Dal (United) as a client during the 2010 Bihar elections and revealed some caste surveys carried out in Uttar Pradesh by SCL India ? the parent company of CA.”I’ve been getting a lot of requests from Indian journalists, so here are some of SCL’s past projects in India. To the most frequently asked question ? yes SCL/CA works in India and has offices there. This is what modern colonialism looks like,” Wylie had tweeted.His message included documents which indicate that SCL India boasted a database of “over 600 districts and 7 lakh villages, which is constantly being updated”. Its reach in India is said to include a head office in Ghaziabad, with nine regional offices in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Cuttack, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Kolkata, Patna and Pune.”I don’t remember a national project but I know regionally. India’s so big that one state can be as big as Britain. But they do have offices there, they do have staff there,” he had said, offering to provide more “documentation” to the committee on CA’s India links.

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Ex-Tripura ministers to be quizzed by CBI in chit fund scam

Tripura Speaker Rebati Mohan Das today said the CBI has informed him that it would quiz former ministers and CPI(M) MLAs Badal Choudhury, and Bijita Nath in connection with the multi-crore Rose Valley chit fund scam in the state.Choudhury was the finance minister and Nath the social welfare minister in the previous Manik Sarkar government in the state.In the run up to the Assembly polls, the BJP-Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) alliance had announced to hand over the investigation into the Rose Valley scam to CBI immediately after coming to power in the state in March this year.”I received the letter yesterday from CBI Superintendent of Police Sudip Roy saying that the investigation agency will grill the two former ministers and requested me to inform them about it. I have already informed both of them,” Das told PTI. CBI sleuths will grill Nath tomorrow at her residence at Bagbasa in North Tripura district and Chowdhury at the MLA hostel here on Thursday, official sources said.Nath and CPI(M) central committee member Goutam Das were grilled in connection with the scam in June last year.Choudhury, who was in charge of the finance portfolio from 2004 to 2008, said that he has received a communication on the CBI quizzing.”They (CBI) will speak to me at the MLA hostel here on Thursday. I am open to questions,” he said.According to sources, the probe agency has also sought to know details of Choudhury’s private secretary, Sekhar Dutta, who served with him when he was the minister. Choudhury had been a minister for six terms since 1978 in the first Left Front government. Nath said she is “prepared” to face questioning by the CBI. Tripura Congress vice-president Tapas De welcomed the CBI probe and said the party had held a series of agitations demanding investigation by the central agency into the Rose Valley chit fund scam.”Many CPI(M) leaders and ministers were involved (in the scam). Over 14 lakh people lost their money to Rose Valley. We are happy that CBI has agreed (to conduct the probe) at last,” he said. BJP spokesperson Mrinal Kanti Deb said, “We welcome it. People will get justice now.” Assets of Rose Valley in 20 locations across Tripura were attached by the state government in 2016.Thirty-seven cases related to chit fund companies were forwarded to the central investigating agency in 2013 by the Tripura government but the CBI is investigating only five of them.

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People’s attitude, not skirt, responsible for eve-teasing: Indore model

A woman ‘model’, who had taken to twitter to narrate her ordeal of two persons allegedly trying to pull her skirt on an Indore road, today said the attitude of some people in the society towards the women’s way of dressing is responsible for growing incidents of eve-teasing.The woman had earlier disclosed the “harassment” she had suffered on a busy Indore road on Sunday when she was driving her scooter.”Two guys tried to pull my skirt while I was on my Activa and said, ‘dikhao iske niche kya hai?’ (show us, what is underneath). I tried to stop them and lost control and met with an accident,” said in a tweet.Addressing reporters today, the woman said she was not a victim of eve-teasing because she was wearing a skirt.”..The real reason behind this incident was the filthy thinking of some people in the society about the girls wearing short dresses,” she said, adding that the society needs to change its “thinking about the girls’ dresses”.In a series of tweets, the woman had said, “It happened on one of the busiest roads of indore, and nobody tried to stop them. They ran away, and I couldn’t even see their number. I’ve never felt so helpless. I’m not the kind of girl who will just sit and watch. Those fiends ran away, and I couldn’t do anything”.She also posted pictures of the “injury” she claimed to have suffered in the “accident”, along with the tweets.Following an outrage over the incident, police yesterday registered a case against unidentified persons and set up five-member special team, headed by a city superintendent of police (CSP), to investigate the matter.Meanwhile, women’s police station incharge Jyoti Sharma today told PTI: “In the case of harassment of the model, we are trying to trace the two suspects who were riding on motorcycles at the time of the incident, through CCTV footage. Efforts are on to identify them”.

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No home-run for Siddaramaiah? High-command will pick Karnataka CM candidate, says Kharge

The Congress stands a very good chance of winning the Karnataka Assembly polls, and the high-command will take a call on the next chief minister, senior party leader Mallikarjun Kharge said today, indicating incumbent Siddaramaiah may not be the automatic choice.He said the Congress high-command will choose the chief minister in consultation with the newly elected MLAs, if the party is voted to power for a second term running. The Congress has consistently maintained it is contesting the polls under the leadership of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah but refrained from declaring him its candidate for the top job. Kharge’s remarks indicated that the leadership question in the Congress was far from settled.When asked if the party’s central leadership has decided on who would be the next chief minister, Kharge said “unnecessary controversy” should not be created in the run-up to the elections. “CM (Siddaramaiah) is already there. He is leading (the Congress campaign) and he is the captain. As long as he leads, he is the captain.”And the party, whenever it wants, can change anybody because the high-command is the ultimate authority. In consultation with local (newly elected) MLAs, they (the high-command) will take decision (on who will be the chief minister),” Kharge told PTI. Kharge, leader of the Congress party in the Lok Sabha, said since the BJP and the JDS were facing problems, they had declared their chief ministerial nominees, he said, without elaborating.The BJP has declared its state unit chief B S Yeddyurappa and JDS H D Kumaraswamy as their chief ministerial faces. Both have been the state’s chief minister.Also readKarnataka Polls: Despite setback in Gorakhpur, Yogi Adityanath to address 35 rallies, confident of BJP winTalking about the Congress’s electoral prospects, Kharge said, “We have got very good chances to win the elections and I hope that we will get majority.” He also claimed that neither the Congress nor the chief minister is facing “anti-incumbency”. Kharge defended Siddaramaiah for filing nominations from two constituencies — Chamundeshwari and Badami. Noting that Kumaraswamy is also contesting from two seats, he asked, “Have Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda not done so?” “People of the area (Badami and north Karnataka) want Siddaramaiah to contest from Badami. He has got a lot of clout in that area also.”People (opposition parties) are creating a sort of atmosphere that there is no hope (for Siddaramaiah in Chamundeshwari) and that’s why he is contesting (from Badami). It’s not like that,” Kharge added.

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West Bengal Panchayat polls 2018: BJP attracts controversy after using picture from Bangladesh in manifesto

The West Bengal state BJP has attracted major controversy after using a picture from Bangladesh, that too of 2013 in their manifesto for the upcoming Panchayat polls.In a collage of pictures used in the manifesto, one of it is from violence in Bangladesh, way back in 2013. The five pictures broadly try to put forward party’s claim that there is a state of lawlessness in Bengal, except one of it is not from the state, reports Zee 24 Ghanta.West Bengal BJP President Dilip Ghosh alongside other leaders unveiled party’s manifesto on Tuesday. BJP is looking to become the second biggest force in the upcoming Panchayat polls in Bengal.However, it has alleged the ruling TMC of unleashing massive violence and has accused the police of being a mute spectator.BJP has defended its action. According to the saffron unit, the image is related to the context in which the collage has been given. It’s not a mistake but given consciously. The party claims that in several parts of the state, statues of Hindu gods have been desecrated akin to what has happened in Bangladesh. Hence the image was used.The picture in contention is from agency AFP. The picture was taken by news agency AFP on 11th March 2013.The image description for the picture says, ” Supporters of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) shout slogans near a bonfire during a protest in Dhaka on March 11, 2013. Demonstrators took to the streets as Bangladeshi police detained BNP Acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir from the party headquarters.The war crimes proceedings against a dozen leaders from Jamaat and the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) have opened old wounds and divided the nation, with the opposition accusing the government of staging a witch-hunt”.Surely, it is odd that an image of BNP workers clashing with police in 2013 is considered contextually similar to what is happening in West Bengal in 2018, as the BJP claims.

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India unlikely to participate in SAARC 2018

India is unlikely to participate in the 20th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit, scheduled to be held in Islamabad this year, repeating its strongest diplomatic move of boycotting the summit two years ago.According to the sources, talks and terrorism cannot go along.Pakistan is reportedly aggressively seeking support from smaller South Asian nations to host the SAARC Summit in Islamabad this year. Sri Lanka and Nepal have already backed Islamabad.In 2016, in the wake of militant attacks, particularly the Pathankot and the Uri attack, India boycotted the 19th SAARC Summit which was to be hosted by Pakistan. Subsequently, all the SAARC members had boycotted the summit.The eight-member bloc includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, the Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.The SAARC Summit is held in different South Asian Nations, every 12-18 months. (ANI)

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Kamal Haasan says his party Makkal Needhi Maiam will contest local body polls

Makkal Needhi Maiam founder Kamal Haasan on Tuesday said that his party would contest the ensuing local body in Tamil Nadu.The actor-turned-politician made the announcement at the mock gram sabha meeting held at his residence to mark the 25th anniversary of constitutional status being granted to panchayats and municipalities.When asked whether his party would contest the ensuing local body polls, the actor said, “Absolutely that what we are aiming at.” The actor had said that his party would contest in 2019 Lok Sabha polls but not in the local body polls.In the mock gram sabha, Haasan played the role of villagers with over 50 people from villages across the state taking part in it along with his party cadres. All sat on the floor in an effort to give a real gram sabha feel. C Sumathi, former president of Adikathur panchayat, which was adopted by his party, played the role of sarpanch and presented the village accounts for the public scrutiny. Two resolution was adopted – one on shifting a liquor shop and another being disallowing a company without the villager’s permission.Haasan said that if the gram sabhas had functioned properly, the villages would have been better developed. “Due to selfish politics, Gram Sabhas were not allowed to function seriously. Each panchayat gets funds ranging from Rs 1 crore to Rs 5 crore as per the population. If the funds had been put to good use, the villages would have developed,” he said.The actor said that he would be visiting a village on May 1 when the gram sabha meeting is held and asked his party cadres to present in their village attend the meeting.Citing the example of Kerala, he demanded that Tamil Nadu government pay salary to panchayat presidents like in the neighbouring state. He also demanded that gram sabha like the system should be in place in the wards of the urban local bodies too. He also stressed on the need for devolution of powers to the local bodies.Meanwhile, Haasan hit out at Saroj Khan on casting couch issue.“It is the right of a woman to refuse to sit, lie down or kick away the couch. And no woman shall talk in favour of it and reduce the rights of my sister and my daughters who are also in the industry,” said Haasan founder of Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM). He was responding to a question asked on the sidelines of a mock gram panchayat held on Tuesday at his Alwarpet residence.He, however, added that the mock gram panchayat was not the appropriate platform to answer the question. “This is not a place to discuss a casting couch. This is a place where we are casting, forging a new Tamil Nadu,” he said adding that he is “duty-bound to answer the tacky question” because he is from the industry.When asked to comment on Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury’s remark that casting couch exists in Parliament, Haasan said that it is “yet another corruption in politics; we need to do away with it”.“We use the couch to sleep on, to sleep away from our worries with or without anyone. That’s your will… These kinds of corrupt activities will continue to go on, thanks to politicians and bad people who abound,” he said while urging the reporters to report on the gram panchayat.

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Nearly a month after leak, CBSE Class XII students set for Economics re-test tomorrow

The Central Board of Secondary Education will conduct a re-test of Class 12 economics paper tomorrow, nearly a month after it was leaked triggering widespread outrage and confusion among students across India.After reports of the leak surfaced on March 28, the CBSE announced it will re-conduct the examination on April 25.Then, there were also reports of the CBSE’s Class 10 mathematics paper being leaked, but the board decided against a re-test of the Class 10 paper, saying the examination was “largely an internal segment” of the school education system.”The candidates will appear (for the exam) from the same allotted centres using the same admit card,” a board official said today.Also readAll CBSE Class X students to get 2 extra marks in English – here’s whyFor conducting the re-test of the economics paper, the board had said “Class 12 exams are a gateway to higher education and various professional competitive exams which have limited seats… Therefore, giving undue advantage to a handful of beneficiaries of the alleged leak of the economics paper would not be in larger interest of the students.” Earlier this month, the CBSE had said it found no impact of the Class 10 mathematics paper leak after an assessment.The reports of leak of the CBSE papers had caused disappointment among students across the country last month.Also readSchools must have one sports period daily, say CBSE new guidelinesIn Delhi, students held protests, accusing the CBSE of negligence and demanded immediate action against the guilty.Investigators made arrests in several parts of the country in connection with the case, including in Jharkhand and Himachal Pradesh.Also readDelhi HC dismisses plea to change date of CBSE class 12th economics examThey claimed to have arrested the main conspirators behind the leak from Una town in Himachal Pradesh. The three people were staffers at a school in the town.The Class 12 economics paper was leaked on March 23 – three days before the scheduled date, according to Delhi Police.The leak was exposed after an envelop containing four images of the hand-written economics paper was delivered to the CBSE Headquarters in Delhi on the evening of the scheduled date of examination – March 26.Following the leak reports, on April 2 CBSE tried a “leak-proof” system of “encrypted” question papers, which delayed the exam as a few centres in Delhi were unable to follow the printing of encrypted papers, e-mailed to them, at the school itself.The HRD ministry then set up a committee to examine the process by which the CBSE conducts examinations. The seven-member panel, headed by former HRD secretary Vinay Sheel Oberoi, will suggest measures to make the process “secure and fool-proof” using technology.The committee has to submit its report by May 31 to the Human Resource Development Ministry.

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