Daily Archive: April 18, 2017
Congress leader and former Delhi minister Arvinder Singh Lovely joins BJP
MARCH FOR “JUSTICE FOR JAWAN”
Dear Members of Media,
An event has been planned on 22nd Apr 2017 to showcase solidarity for “Justice for Jawan”. Maximum members of the Defence Family and our supporters are requested to assemble at Jantar Mantar New Delhi at 4.30 PM. After our “Aarti” at Jantar Mantar, we will march in an orderly manner fromJantar Mantar to India Gate via Janpath. At India Gate, we will pay our Shardhanjali to the “Martyr Soldiers” and return to Jantar Mantar. We will not raise any slogans enroute. We will carry “Play Cards” to give the message.
You are all aware that the Govt has not kept its promise and assurance to grant Actual OROP. This “Langrhi” OROP has cascading adverse effect on the future status, pay and pensions of Defence Personnel. Equalisation of Pensions after 5 years will have serious adverse effect on our pensions of 7th CPC since the Pensions as on 31 Dec 2015 are to be multiplied by the Factor 2.57 or the enhanced factor as decided by the Govt. In case the equalisation of pensions is not done every year, the pensions as on 31 Dec 2015 will be same as the pensions of average of calendar year 2013. We have to get our due Justice. No way, we should accept such serious Injustice. Let us all reach Jantar Mantar on 22nd Apr 2017 by 4 PM and take part in the March for “Justice to Jawan”.
May we request you to cover this event at Jantar Mantar New Delhi and inform the people of the Country about Govt apathy and negative attitude towards their genuine demand of implementation of Actual OROP.
Maj Gen Satbir Singh, SM (Retd)
Advisor United Front of Ex Servicemen Jantar Mantar &
Indian Ex-Servicemen Movement (IESM)
New Delhi, April 18: A joint action committee of 11 transport unions on Monday announced the boycott of the April 23 MCD polls in protest against toll tax, high parking and registration fees.
New Delhi, April 18: Ahead of MCD polls, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday took a veiled dig at the Centre, saying, on one hand there are talks of smart cities, but internal areas of Delhi ‘lack even basic amenities’.
Amid the on-going debate on the use of Electronic Voting Machines, the Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday moved the Delhi High Court seeking the use of Voter-Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines along with the EVMs for the upcoming MCD polls. The AAP and Congress, in Delhi, have demanded that the Election Commission conduct the polls using paper ballots instead of EVMs citing the doubts of machines being tampered.
Students of Kendriya Vidyalayas and schools affiliated to the CBSE may have to read Hindi till Class 10 after President Pranab Mukherjee gave “in- principle approval” to a suggestion of a parliamentary panel.
The Centre, however, should draw up the policy to make Hindi a compulsory subject in consultation with states, said the presidential order, a copy of which is available on the website of the department of official languages.
Hindi in schools can be an emotive subject as most states in India are drawn along linguistics lines. States such as Tamil Nadu have witnessed violent protests against Hindi, the official language of the Indian government.
The choice of languages to be taught in schools varies from state to state.
The Central Board of Secondary Education, the country’s biggest school board, last year recommended a three-language formula – English and any two Indian languages – to be expanded to classes 9 and 10.
Teacher, father, cop? Series of sexual abuse against 13-year-old Delhi girl began last August
A Delhi court on Monday ordered an FIR against a woman police officer for allegedly sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl by forcing her to go through the two-finger test, but the trauma for the victim had begun in August last year.
Back then, the girl was a Class 5 student in Kirari. The alleged sexual harassment of the girl had started in the first week of August, 2016 when her Hindi teacher would allegedly pass remarks laced with sexual innuendos at her.
She said she ignored his remarks until August 6, when she had to approach him for help with her assignment. “The teacher asked me to meet him in the lunch break. When I met him during the recess, he took me to an empty room,” the girl had told the cops back then. In her complaint, the girl had said that the teacher allegedly groped her. She had then gone home and narrated her the incident to her mother.
A women hostel at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IITD) has put up a notice asking women to wear “full covered decent western or Indian dresses” on their house day.
House day is an annual event at the institute where residents can invite guests in the hostel for an hour. The event is scheduled for April 20.
The notice, put up at Himadri hostel and signed by the warden, was shared by the inmates with Pinjra Tod – a students fighting against discriminatory rules for women in hostels, universities and colleges.