Daily Archive: March 8, 2018

CBI Moves Supreme Court Challenging Clean Chit To Aarushi Talwar’s Parents

New Delhi : Rajesh and Nupur Talwar have been wrongly cleared of charges that they murdered their teen daughter Aarushi and domestic help, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has told the Supreme Court.

In its appeal against their acquittal by the Allahabad High Court last October, the CBI said that the court’s conclusion that there was no evidence to prove that the Talwars were guilty was wrong on "many counts".

The Talwars’ daughter Aarushi was found with her throat slit in her bedroom just days short of her 14th birthday. The family’s domestic help Hemraj was suspected until his body was discovered the next day on the rooftop of the building where the family lived in Noida near Delhi.

Hemraj’s wife Khumkala Banjade who was the first to challenge the acquittal had said the High Court had accepted that her husband was killed and the investigating agency or CBI cannot abandon its responsibility to uncover the murder.

The High Court’s verdict said there was no evidence to prove that the Talwars were guilty and freed them from jail. A trial court convicted Rajesh and Nupur Talwar in 2013 and they were jailed for life.

Both parents had denied the murder and insisted they were victims of botched investigations and unfair media coverage, damaging their defence.

Source: NDTV

Andhra Pradesh Row LIVE: “Major Emotional Issue Of Special Status Not Addressed,” Says TDP Lawmakers

Chief Minister and Telegu Desam Party Supremo N Chandrababu Naidu has decided to pull out two ministers from the Centre. The move came following Finance Minister Arun Jaitleys statement saying it would be difficult for the government to give Andhra "special status". Mr Naidu, ho had joined the NDA 46 months ago, said the two ministers will send in their resignations this morning as the centre had not kept its promises. TDP lawmaker Ravindra Babu, however, told NDTV that pulling out the ministers was the first step and that the next logical step was to exit the alliance.

Development of New Express Highways

The Government has taken many new initiatives for the development of new Express Highways and elevated roads for easing the traffic in major cities and strategically important cities in the country. The details of the projects on which work has been initiated during the last three years along with their approximate cost estimates and current status are as follows-

Sr. No. Name of the Project Status Project Cost Estimates (approx)
1. Eastern Peripheral Expressway Under execution 10,500 Cr
2. Western Peripheral Expressway Under execution Govt. of Haryana
3. Delhi – Meerut Expressway Under execution 5,000 cr
4. Urban Extension Road (UER-2) DPR stage 3,000 cr
5. Dwarka Expressway Part stretches Under bidding + DPR Stage 7500 cr
1. Jaipur Ring Road (Part) Project Awarded 1377 cr.
1. Satellite Ring Road along with Hosur Ring Road DPR Stage 5000 Cr
1. Nallur Flyway DPR stage 1000 Cr
2. Tambaram-Chengalpattu DPR stage 2000 Cr
3. Madhuravayol – Chennai Port DPR stage 2000 Cr
4. Madhuravayol – Sri Perumbadur DPR stage 1500 Cr
1. Lucknow Ring Road Under execution 1,000 cr
1. Nagpur Ring Road Under execution 1,300 cr
1. Varanasi Ring Road Under execution 1,500 cr
1. Jammu Ring Road Bids received 1,739 cr
1. Srinagar Ring Road Under Bidding 2,000 cr


The Government has adopted many comprehensive and innovative strategies to combat and solve various road traffic problems including frequent fatal accidents occurring on National Highways using safety and security gadgets and technological innovations.

Government announces launch of ‘SUVIDHA’ – Rs. 2.50, 100% Oxo-biodegradable Sanitary Napkin – under the PMBJP

Government announces launch of ‘SUVIDHA’ – Rs. 2.50, 100% Oxo-biodegradable Sanitary Napkin – under the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP)

‘Swachhta, Swasthya and Suvidha’ are the touchstones that this product will ensure for the underprivileged Women of India: Shri Ananthkumar

Union Minister for Chemicals & Fertilizers and Parliamentary Affairs, Shri Ananthkumar announced the launch of ‘Suvidha’, the 100% Oxo-biodegradable Sanitary Napkin, under the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP), here today. The affordable sanitary napkin will be available for Rs. 2.50 per padat over 3200 Janaushadhi Kendrasacross India and would ensure ‘Swachhta, Swasthya and Suvidha’for the underprivileged Women of India. This step taken by the Department of Pharmaceuticals will ensure the achievement of Prime Minster Shri Narendra Modi’s vision of Affordable and Quality Healthcare for All, the Minister said while addressing the media.

Shri Ananthkumar said that this is a special gift for all Women on the occasion of International Woman’s day, as this unique product would ensure Affordability, Hygiene aa well as Ease of use and disposal for them.SUVIDHA napkins would be physically available at all Janaushadhi Kendras in the country by May 28, 2018 – World Menstrual Hygiene Day, the Minister informed.

According to the National Family Health Survey 2015-16, about 58 percent of women aged between 15 to 24 years use locally prepared napkins, sanitary napkins and tampons. Further, about 78 percent women in urban areas use hygienic methods of protection during menstrual period; only 48 percent women in rural areas have access to clean sanitary napkins.

Shri Ananthkumar said that this is one of the most important requirement in ensuring the Health Security to that section of Women in India who still use unhygienic aids during menstrualperiod due to non-affordability of some of the popular brands of sanitary napkins available in the markettoday. Such unhygienic aids cause fungal infections, Reproductive Tract Infection, Urinary TractInfection, Cervical cancer and also make women vulnerable to infertility. Moreover, the disposal of non-biodegradable sanitary napkins available today creates a huge environmental problem. The 100% biodegradable SUVIDHA napkin would ensure Swachhta, the Minister added.

Addressing the media on the occasion, Minister of State for Chemicals & Fertilizers, Road Transport & Highways, Shipping, Shri Mansukh Lal Mandaviya explained the term ‘Oxo-biodegradable’ to the media. The Minister said that a special additive is added in the SUVIDHA napkin which makes it biodegradable when it reacts with oxygen after it is used and discarded. Further, Shri Mandaviya said that the average price of sanitary napkins available in the market today is around Rs. 8 per pad, whereas now with the launch of the SUVIDHA napkins at Rs. 2.50 per pad, this will go a long way in making the basic hygiene requirement aid for Women affordable for the underprivileged sections.

Speaking about the supply chain management under the PMBJP scheme, Shri Mandaviya said that the Ministry has been continuously fine-tuning the supply chain and monitoring it through an online tracking software to ensure uninterrupted supply of essential medicines on the PMBJP Kendras across the country. Adding about the success of the mechanism, the Ministersaid that the private sector is studying the Supply Chain Management of the PMBJP scheme today.

Other dignitaries present on the occasion included Shri J.P. Prakash, Secretary, Department of Pharmaceuticals, Shri Biplab Chatterjee, CEO, Bureau of Pharma Producers in India (BPPI), along with other senior officers of the Ministry.

26-yr-old woman raped in Muzaffarnagar

Muzaffarnagar, Mar 8  A 26-year-old woman was allegedly raped and beaten up by a man here at Maharaj Nagar village which comes under the jurisdiction of Bhopa Police Station, an official said today.

The incident took place last evening when the victim was in her fields, SP (Rural) Ajay Sehdev said.

Acting on a complaint lodged by the victim’s husband, police registered an FIR against the accused.

Source: PTI

Just like Virat Kohli, Mohammed Shami wants to marry a Bollywood actress, says his wife Hasin Jahan

Hisan Jahan said Mohammed Shami believes he made a mistake marrying her and wants to marry a Bollywood actress. Hasin Jahan, who made headlines after making allegations against her husband, said that India pacer Mohammed Shami wants to marry a Bollywood actress just like India captain Virat Kohli.