Daily Archive: December 1, 2017

FIR against Hardik for holding rally without permission

Rajkot, Dec 1   A complaint has been registered against Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader Hardik Patel and his aide Tushar Nandani for allegedly violating the election code of conduct by holding a rally without permission.

Rajkot (West) election officer P R Jani, in his application to the Malaviya Nagar police station, said that despite the district authority denying permission, Hardik Patel addressed a rally in Rajkot on November 29, 2017.

Jani alleged that Nandani had sought a permission to hold a “get-together” for Patidar residents of ward number 8,9 and 10, which the community leaders were going to address.

“However, it was brought to our notice that on the same day, at the same time and at the same venue, PAAS had sought a permission to hold `Maha Kranti rally’. We rejected both the applications citing (apprehension of) law and order disturbance,” Jani said.

“Despite the rejection, PAAS organised a rally, which was attended by over 15,000 people and Hardik Patel addressed it,” the complaint said.

Inspector M D Chandravadiya said that police have registered a case against Hardik Patel and others under IPC sections 143 (unlawful assembly) and 188 (disobedience of government official’s orders).

“We have sought video recording of the event and accordingly further action would be taken,” the police official added.

Source: PTI

I’m the only US prez to have a dal recipe: Obama

New Delhi, Dec 1 (PTI) Former US President Barack Obama said today that he can prepare “excellent” dal, thanks to his Indian and Pakistani roommates whose mothers taught him the dish.

Obama said he was also good at making keema, but could not handle chapatis.

“Last night, I went to dinner and there was some dal. So people tried to explain to me what is dal. I explained to them that I knew what dal was because I had an Indian roommate and a Pakistani roommate whose mothers had taught me how to cook dal.”

“I am pretty sure that I am the first US president to have a dal recipe, which is excellent. My keema is also excellent,” he said at an interactive session at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit here.

Dal is a traditional dish made from lentils and is widely consumed in South Asia.

Asked whether he can prepare chapatis, the former US President said, “No, chapati is too hot. You have to get it right and flaky…it is difficult.

Ms. Smita Nagaraj takes over as Member #UPSC

Ms. Smita Nagaraj took the oath of office and secrecy as Member, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), here today. The oath was administered by Prof. David R. Syiemlieh, Chairman, UPSC.

An Officer of the 1984 Batch of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) of Tamil Nadu Cadre, Ms. Nagaraj, during her career spanning over 33 years, has held several important positions in the Central Government as well as in the Government of Tamil Nadu. She served as Executive Director of the Central Social Welfare Board, Director in the Department of Personnel & Training, Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Defence and prior to her joining the Commission, she was working as Director General (Acquisition) in the Ministry of Defence. In the State also, she held various important positions in the Energy, Finance, Health and Small Industries Department.

Eye contact with your baby may boost communication skills

Making eye contact with babies synchronises their brainwaves to adults, which can help them in learning to communicate effectively, researchers say.

Brainwaves reflect the group-level activity of millions of neurons and are involved in information transfer between brain regions. While it is already known that when a parent and infant interact, various aspects of their behaviour synchronises, including their gaze, emotions and heart rate, but little was known about whether their brain activity also synchronises.

The study showed that when the adult and infant are looking at each other, they are signalling their availability and intention to communicate with each other. “We found that both adult and infant brains respond to a gaze signal by becoming more in sync with their partner. This mechanism could prepare parents and babies to communicate, by synchronising when to speak and when to listen, which would also make learning more effective,” lead author, Victoria Leong from the University of Cambridge, said.

For the study, published in the Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), the team examined the brainwave patterns of infants and adults by measuring patterns of brain electrical activity via electrodes in a skull cap.

When the gaze of adults met that of the babies, the brainwaves of the infants were more synchronised, and they were found to make a greater effort to communicate with the adults. Interestingly, the greatest synchronising effect occurred when the adults’ head was turned away but her eyes still looked directly at the infant.

Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba Admits INS Chakra’s SONAR Damaged

New Delhi, Dec 1: Indian Navy admitted on Friday that nuclear submarine INS Chakra suffered damages a few weeks back but dispelled the rumour that some US officials were given access to the warship. Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba said that INS Chakra’s SONAR dome was damaged and an inquiry has already been initiated.

INS Chakra was at Visakhapatnam when its SONAR, known as the eyes and ears of a submarine in the water, suffered damages. The SONAR dome could have been damaged either at sea when INS Chakra might have hit something or while docking at Vishakhapatnam.

INS Chakra’s SONAR dome is located in the forward portion of the warship just below the torpedo tubes. Admiral Lanba made the revelation at his annual press conference in New Delhi ahead of the Navy Day celebrations on December 4.

But he also cleared the air about Russian newspaper Kommersant’s report that a US team was allowed onboard INS Chakra which had termed it as a “scandal” as Russia had leased the nuclear powered submarine to India.

Rs 12.45 lakh to road accident victim’s parents

Noida, Dec 1 (PTI) A court here today awarded a compensation of Rs 12.45 lakh to the parents of a man who was killed in an road accident in 2015.

The district court awarded the compensation to the victim’s mother Saroj Devi and father Prem Kumar. They will get equal amounts, Senior Prosecution Officer Lalit Mudgal said.

Half of the amount will be given by an account payee cheque and the rest will be deposited in a nationalised bank as a five-year fixed deposit in their names, Mudgal said, adding that the insurance company has been directed to pay the amount within 30 days.

On June 10, 2015, Nitish Rawal was killed in a road accident in Dadri after his motorcycle was hit by a speeding truck. He was 24 years then and earned Rs 7,365 a month. The truck was covered by insurance.

फिल्मोद्योग आज ‘सब्जी मंडी’ जैसा हो गया है : धर्मेद्र

दिग्गज अभिनेता धर्मेद्र का मानना है कि आजकल फिल्म उद्योग ‘सब्जी मंडी’ बन गया है, और वर्तमान परि²श्य में कलाकार पैसों के लिए कुछ भी करने को तैयार हैं. ‘आजतक एजेंडा’ पर शुक्रवार को अभिनेता ने वर्तमान फिल्म उद्योग के बारे में बातचीत की.

अभिनेता (82) ने कहा कि आज की फिल्म की दुनिया उनके युग से अलग है, क्योंकि आज कलाकार पैसों के लिए कुछ भी करने के लिए तैयार हैं.

धर्मेद्र ने कहा, “आज यह उद्योग ‘सब्जी मंडी’ बन गया है, जहां आप सब्जियां बेचते हैं, खरीदते हैं और सौदेबाजी करते हैं. आज कलाकार पैसों के लिए कहीं भी नाच रहे हैं और कहीं भी गा रहे हैं. जहां कहीं भी पैसा है, वहां जा रहे हैं, तेल मालिश भी कर रहे हैं. पैसे के लिए कुछ भी. आज पैसा सबकुछ है, हमारे समय में ऐसा नहीं था.”

वह अपने करियर में 300 से अधिक फिल्मों में काम कर चुके हैं. उन्हें ‘फूल और पत्थर’, ‘शोले’, ‘यादों की बारात’, ‘मेरा गांव मेरा देश’ और ‘चुपके चुपके’ जैसी फिल्मों के लिए जाना जाता है.

वह नूतन, मीना कुमारी, देव आनंद, हेमा मालिनी, अमिताभ बच्चन, संजीव कुमार, अमजद खान, जितेंद्र, जया बच्चन, शर्मिला टैगोर, ओम प्रकाश, राखी सहित फिल्म उद्योग के कई बड़े दिग्गजों के साथ काम कर चुके हैं.

UP Civic Polls Results: The 16 Newly Elected Mayors

Lucknow, Dec 1: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday grabbed 14 out of 16 Nagar Nigams as results were declared for the Uttar Pradesh Urban Local Body Elections 2017(UP Nagar Nikay Chunav). The BJP had won 10 out 12 Mayoral posts in the 2012 Civic Polls and has maintained its victory run in Uttar Pradesh. UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath called the victory a historic win for the BJP. BJP’s Sanyukta Bhatia has become the first woman mayor of Lucknow in 100 years.

While it was triumph for the BJP, it was a comeback of sorts of Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP). The BSP managed to win 2 mayoral posts in the state. While BJP won Mayoral posts in 14 Nagar Nigams including Gorakhpur, Varanasi and Agra, the BSP won mayoral posts in Meerut and Aligarh.

Here is the list of the newly elected mayors of Uttar Pradesh

Nagar Nigam Mayor Party
Aligarh Md Furqan BSP
Gorakhpur Sitaram jaiswal BJP
Varanasi Mridula Jaiswal BJP
Saharanpur Sanjiv Waliya BJP
Moradabad Vinod Agarwal BJP
Mathura Mukesh Aryabandhu BJP
Ayodhya Rishikesh Upadhyay BJP
Firozabad Nutan Rathod BJP
Agra Navin Jain BJP
Ghaziabad Asha Verma BJP
Kanpur Pramila Pandey BJP
Jhansi Ram Tirath Singhal BJP
Lucknow Sanyukta Bhatia BJP
Meerut Sunita Verma BSP
Bareilly Umesh Gautam BJP
Allahabad Abhilasha Gupta BJP

The election was being seen as the first litmus test for Yogi Adityanath, who became the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh eight months ago with BJP getting a landslide victory in Assembly polls. Adityanath campaigned across the state extensively to ensure his victory in civic polls and the results today show his campaigning paid off.