Daily Archive: January 5, 2018

In “Triple Talaq” Bill Clash, BJP, Congress Order All MPs To Attend Rajya Sabha

New Delhi : The Congress and BJP have issued whips to all their MPs in the Rajya Sabha to be present in the house today, the last day of the winter session of parliament, just in case the "triple talaq" bill is taken up. The bill is listed in the Rajya Sabha’s agenda today, but, with a deadlock between the government and opposition continuing, may not come up, thus allowing it to be deferred to the budget session.

That is the government’s gameplan after it failed to convince the opposition to help pass the bill in the Rajya Sabha, where it is in a minority. A united opposition led by the Congress has stuck to its demand that the bill, cleared by the Lok Sabha last week, be sent for review to a parliamentary committee.

The Muslim Women Protection of Rights in Marriage Bill 2017 seeks to make the instant "triple talaq" a criminal offence and proposes up to three years in jail as punishment for a Muslim man who divorces his wife by saying "talaq" thrice. The government has said that after the Supreme Court held the practice unconstitutional last year, the bill must be passed to ensure justice to Muslim women. Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has urged MPs to pass the bill pointing out that despite the Supreme Court order, instant "triple talaqs" are happening every day.

Allocation for Welfare of SCs/STs

The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has developed an online web-portal e-utthaan.gov.in for monitoring of Allocation for Welfare of Scheduled Castes. Similarly, Ministry of Tribal Affairs has developed the online web-portal stcmis.gov.in for monitoring of Allocation for Welfare of Scheduled Tribes.

As per Statement 10-A of  the Budget Document for year 2017-18, allocation for welfare of Scheduled Castes is Rs. 52392.55 crore and allocation for Welfare of Scheduled Tribes is Rs. 31919.51 crore respectively which are 20.20% and 10.74% of the total allocation for Central Sponsored Schemes (CSS) and Centrally Sector Schemes (CSS) of the identified Schemes.

The Allocations to the different Ministries/Departments are based on a differentiated Ministry/Department-wise earmarking of Plan funds decided in the year 2010 by the erstwhile Planning Commission as per the details below:-

Category Scheduled Castes Sub Plan (SCSP) Tribal Sub Plan (TSP)
Obligation to Earmark No. of Ministries/ Departments Obligation to Earmark No. of Ministries/ Departments
I Nil 43 Nil 40
II Less than 15% 10 Less than 7.5% 13
III Between 15% & 16.2% 09 Betwen 7.5% & 8.2% 10
IV More than 16.2% 06 More than 8.2% 05

 This information was given by Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Ramdas Athawale in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.


आधी रात को ड्यूटी पर निकले सीएम योगी, रैन बसेरे में देख सब रह गए दंग

लखनऊ. उत्तर प्रदेश के मुख्यमंत्री योगी आदित्यनाथ ने बुधवार देर रात नगर निगम लखनऊ के जियामऊ और चकबस्त रोड स्थित रैन बसेरों का औचक निरीक्षण किया. राजधानी में गरीब लोगों को ठंड से बचने के और आसरा देने के लिए रैन बसेरे बनाए गए हैं. उन्होंने रैन बसेरों में आश्रय लिए हुए लोगों से उनका हाल लिया.

इस मौके पर योगी ने जिलाधिकारी एंव नगर आयुक्त को रैन बसेरों को व्यवस्थित और साफ सुथरा रखने के निर्देश दिए. उन्होंने कहा कि रैन बसेरों में पर्याप्त बेड की व्यवस्था की जाए. साथ ही चादरों कों नियमित रूप से भी बदला जाए. साथ ही उन्होंने रैन बसेरा में आश्रय लिए हुए सभी लोगों से भी उनका हाल चाल लिया.

मुख्यमंत्री योगी आदित्यानाथ ने कहा कि जरूरत के मुताबिक यहां और भी तकिए और कंबल मंगवाए जा सकते हैं. उन्होंने यह भी कहा कि सुनिश्चित किया जाए कि ठंड की वजह से किसी को दिक्कत न हो. राजधानी में गरीब लोगों को ठंड से बचने के और आसरा देने के लिए रैन बसेरे बनाए गए हैं. इस अवसर पर विधि एवं न्यायमंत्री बृजेश पाठक एवं अन्य वरिष्ठ अधिकारी भी उपस्थित थे.

Indigo, Other Airlines Pulled up by Parliament Standing Committee For ‘Rude Behaviour’

New Delhi, Jan 5: The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture pulled up IndiGo and other private Airlines for their alleged mistreatment of passengers, following recent incidents of unsavoury behaviour from their staff.

“Rigorous training should be given to the crew and staff to extend courteous and decent behaviour to the passengers,” the Parliamentary panel said in its report which was presented in both Houses of Parliament on Thursday.

While narrating some of the incidents of misbehavior in airlines, especially in Indigo, majority of the committee members opined that the attitude of airlines staff is very condescending, often uncooperative and on many occasions, downright rude.


Five die due to extreme cold in western UP

Muzaffarnagar, Jan 5 (PTI) Four people have died due to intense cold wave conditions in Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts, according to the administration.

According to a report from the district headquarter, Kherati (70) died due to cold at Miranpur town. 40-year-old Kuldeep died due to hostile weather conditions at Jansath town.

A 50-year-old labourer, Budh Singh Saini, died due to sweeping cold conditions at Biharighar village in the district last night.

Papan (48) was found shuddering in cold near the Shamli railway station. He was rushed to a hospital, where he died.

Muzaffarnagar recorded the lowest temperature in Uttar Pradesh on several days this week. The mercury in the district plunged to 3.4 degrees Celsius on Thursday.