Daily Archive: November 13, 2017

Bag, bike found of missing Ghaziabad student

Muzaffarnagar, Nov 13 The bag, motorcycle and helmet of a Ghaziabad student, reported missing on Saturday, was found near the Ganga Canal in Muzaffarnagar district, police said.

The police suspect Nikhil, 22, attempted suicide by jumping into the canal near Ratenpuri village last evening.

A search was underway to find his body in the canal, the police said.

Nikhil, the son of a police head constable, is a resident of Kawinagar in Ghaziabad.

Source: PTI

Delhi Smog Matter in SC Today; No Review Petition Yet By Kejriwal Govt on Odd-Even, Says NGT

New Delhi, Nov 13: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday yet again came down hard on Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi Government and asked if they were only informing the media about a review petition on the odd-even scheme since no application has been filed as yet.

“Delhi Government has still not moved modification application on NGT on the re-implementation of odd-even scheme. Was govt approaching us or was its minister’s statement for media only,” ANI quoted NGT’s statement.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear a fresh plea seeking to curb rising pollution in Delhi-NCR. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud considered the submission of lawyer R K Kapoor that a rise in dust particles on roads, stubble burning in Delhi’s neighbouring states including Haryana and Punjab have led to an alarming rise in pollution levels in the NCR and its adjoining areas.

“We cannot ignore the pollution,” the bench said adding that it will hear the plea today itself after finishing the matters listed on its board. The fresh plea seeks direction to the Centre and the states concerned to take measures on curbing road dust and stubble burning. It also seeks effective implementation of the odd-even car rationing scheme.

Earlier this week, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government had announced implementation of the odd-even scheme from November 13-17, to tackle the alarming pollution levels in the capital. But it called off the scheme following directive by the NGT, which ordered the withdrawal of all exemptions, including to two-wheeler riders and woman-only vehicles, under the odd-even scheme.

“In light of the the two conditions by NGT on 2 wheelers & women, at the moment we are calling it off. We will go back to NGT on Monday, file a review petition for them to reconsider their decision regarding the two,” Kailash Gehlot, Delhi Transport Minister had said.

The decision to call-off the scheme was taken at a meeting chaired by Arvind Kejriwal and attended by ministers, including Gahlot, Gopal Rai and Imran Hussain

दो दलितों को पीटा और धमकाया, फिर गंदे पानी में लगवाई डुबकी

हैदराबाद। तेलंगाना में 43 साल के एक व्यक्ति ने दो दलितों को कथित रूप से धमकी दी और उनके खिलाफ अभद्र भाषा का प्रयोग किया. दलितों को तेलंगाना के निजामाबाद जिले में एक छोटे तालाब में घुसने को मजबूर किया गया. कथित घटना का यह वीडियो सितंबर में जिले के नवीपेट मंडल के अभानगापतनम गांव का है जो सोशल मीडिया पर खूब वायरल हो रहा है और टेलीविजन चैनलों पर इसे दिखाया गया.

वीडियो में देखा जा सकता है कि एक शख्स दो दलितों को छड़ी से पीटते हुए गंदे पानी के गड्‌ढे में डुबकी लगाने पर मजबूर कर रहा  है. वीडियो में दोनों दलित हाथ जोड़ें मिन्नतें करते दिख रहे हैं, लेकिन रेड्‌डी लगातार धमकी दे रहा है और अभद्र भाषा का प्रयोग कर रहा है.

नवीपेट थाने के उपनिरीक्षक जे. नरेश ने कहा कि वीडियो वायरल होने के बाद, मदीगा रिजर्वेशन पोराटा समिति ने पुलिस से गुहार लगाई और एक शिकायत दर्ज की.

उन्होंने कहा कि शिकायत के आधार पर एक स्थानीय कारोबारी भरत रेड्डी के खिलाफ भारतीय दंड संहिता और अजा अजजा कानून की धाराओं के तहत मामला दर्ज किया गया. रेड्डी ने कथित रूप से दो कृषि श्रमिकों को धमकी दी और उन पर अभद्र भाषा का प्रयोग किया.

Pregnant Woman Dies After Being Run Over by Car in Noida, Husband Injured, Accused Arrested

Noida, Nov 13: A pregnant woman was crushed to death by a speeding car in Noida on Sunday night. The incident happened at Noida Sector-18 when a parking attendant was pulling out a parked car. Reports say that the attendant, being said to be a minor, suddenly increased the speed of the car and crushed the woman who was passing by. The woman’s husband was also hit by the car.

The woman was rushed to the hospital and was declared dead. Her husband has been admitted to the hospital and is being said to be serious. The victim, identified as Mansi Singhal, was eight months pregnant. She and her husband were carrying a cake when the incident happened. The parking attended reported reversed the car in speed, ran over Mansi as well as her husband, hit two other cars and eventually hit a pole in the area.

The parking attendant has been arrested and the car has been seized. The relatives of the deceased have demanded strict action against the culprit.

One of the relatives of Mansi said that they were out shopping in Atta Market when the parking attendant, who he says was 14 years of age, reversed a car in full speed and hit Mansi twice. He said that it was the parking contractors fault who gave the car parking responsibility to minors there. “Even walking there is not safe now when you have minors parking cars,” he said.

#Reliance Communications shares slump 9% on Q2 loss

Mumbai: Reliance Communications Ltd shares fell more than 9% in early trade on Monday after the company reported a loss in the September quarter.

Shares in the company were trading at Rs12.80 by 9.29am, down 9.3%. They dropped to a low of Rs12.75 apiece earlier in the session.

Reliance Communications reported a loss after tax of Rs2,709 crore in the July-September quarter versus a profit of Rs62 crore in the same period a year ago.

Narendra Modi to meet Donald Trump today: 3 issues likely to be discussed

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to meet US president Donald Trump in Manila on Monday-their second interaction in a little over four months.

The first meeting between the two leaders took place in Washington in June.

So what are the issues likely to be on the table when Modi meets Trump on Monday?

Trade

Fair trade has been a key theme highlighted by Trump throughout his 12-day visit across five countries in Asia. India’s trade imbalance with the US is not as great as, say Japan’s or China’s, but it is still an issue for the Trump administration. The US president could, therefore, seek increased market access for US goods into the Indian market as a means to reduce the trade deficit.

The Indo-Pacific and the Quadrilateral group

Given that the Trump administration has popularised the geo-strategic term “Indo-Pacific” for a swathe of sea and land, stretching from the US Pacific Coast to Africa, the two leaders could exchange notes on their vision for the region. Trump, in a speech to the Asia Pacific Economic Community business leaders on Friday in Vietnam, spoke of fair and open trade, free sea lanes of communication, access to funds for infrastructure that do not come with strings attached-all a seeming criticism of China’s engagement with countries in its periphery as well as those who have signed up for its ambitious Belt and Road Initiative. India and Japan are already looking at infrastructure development and capacity building through their Asia-Africa-Growth Corridor.

The two leaders could also discuss the new quadrilateral arrangement, talks about which took place between officials of India, US, Japan and Australia. The group could form the basis of a new security architecture in the region as China flexes its muscles.

Af-Pak policy

It was in August that Trump outlined his new policy for Afghanistan in which he said that Washington would not announce any timetable to leave the insurgency-wracked country. He had also berated Pakistan for its role in sheltering insurgents and delineated a role for India in stabilising Afghanistan economically. Inviting India to play a role has been something previous US administrations have been reluctant to do, unwilling to upset Pakistan through which run the supply routes that sustain US and other international troops in Afghanistan.

India which considers Afghanistan as part of its extended neighbourhood has since August announced 116 new development projects in Afghanistan, hosted an Afghan trade fair and sent a consignment of wheat to the country through Iran’s Chabahar port. The wheat consignment reached Afghanistan on Sunday.

Monday’s meeting will allow the two leaders the opportunity to possibly exchange views on Afghanistan given that this is their first meeting since the new US policy for Afghanistan was unveiled in August. So far the Trump administration has been seen as responsive to India’s worries on terrorism-it banned Pakistan-based United Jihad Council chief Syed Salauddin, a terrorist, just before Modi was to meet Trump for talks in the White House on 26 June. The Trump administration has also spoken tough against terrorist havens in Pakistan and shown an intent to withhold financial aid if Pakistan fails to comply with Washington’s requests on cutting support for terrorists.

Dalit Director wishes Nayantara for her latest success and addressed her as ‘Thozhar’ – Netizens burst out

‘Kabali’ director Pa.Ranjith has wished Nayantara for her success in her latest movie ‘Aramm’. Gopi Nainar directed Nayantara for the movie ‘Aramm’ and Nayantara essayed the role of IAS collector Mathivathani. The movie has earned the praises of critics and movie buffs right from the first day of the release.

In this case, Rajini’s ‘Kabali’, ‘Kaala’ movie director Pa.Ranjith has praised Nayantara on his Twitter. He showered praises on Nayantara and congratulated her on the success of the movie.

This has sparked a controversy and Netizens started to lash out the director. It should be noted that Pa.Ranjith himself is a Dalit and he often uses it for his own personal gain. Now, as he called Nayantara as ‘Thozhar’, most of them lashed out at him.

Most of them lashed out Pa.Ranjith to bring out caste politics even in wishing Nayantara on her success. It should be noted that Director Pa.Ranjith himself looted ‘Aramm’ director Gopi Nainar story and made ‘Madras’ with Karthi and Catherine Tresa.