Daily Archive: July 7, 2018

Will Nirbhaya Rapists Be Spared Death? Supreme Court To Decide On Monday

New Delhi :

The Supreme Court on Monday will decide whether the four men who raped and tortured a 23-year-old medical student on a moving bus in Delhi, triggering nationwide protests, will have their death sentences reduced to life terms in prison. The top court will announce its verdict on the review plea filed by the convicts at 2 pm.

The Supreme Court on May 5 last year had upheld the verdict of the Delhi High Court and the trial court sentencing the four men – Mukesh, 29, Pawan, 22, Vinay Sharma, 23 and Akshay Kumar Singh, 31, to death for raping the young woman and fatally wounding her. The men had then appealed to the court to review their sentences, saying it was "cold-blooded killing in the name of Justice". The court agreed to hear their request in November last year.

All stranded Indian Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims airlifted to safety evacuation

The whole 1,430 stranded Indian pilgrims who were stranded while returning from the Kailash Mansarovar in Tibet have been airlifted to safety with the evacuation of the last batch of 160 people from Nepal’s mountainous regions on Saturday, the Indian embassy here said.

Those rescued from Hilsa and Simikot districts have been moved to Nepalgunj and Surkhet, the two towns with better health care and infrastructure facilities close to the Indian border.

“The evacuation process completed after 160 stranded pilgrims were evacuated today from Simikot and Hilsa. Embassy’s team continues to be stationed to monitor the situation,” the Indian mission tweeted.

“As of today, 1,430 stranded pilgrims were airlifted from Simikot/Hilsa to Nepalgunj/Surkhet and have achieved a zero in both these places,” it said.

The pilgrims were stuck for the past five-six days as continued downpour in western Nepal had blocked the transportation.

Ministry of Railways approves digital Aadhaar and Driving Licence from Digital Locker as proof of identity of passengers for undertaking journey by Train

The issue regarding accepting Aadhaar and Driving Licence as valid proof of identity when presented from digital locker account of the passenger has been examined by Ministry of Railways and it has been decided that while undertaking journey in a train, if a passenger shows the Aadhaar/Driving Licence from the ‘Issued Documents’ section by logging into his/her DigiLocker account, the same should be considered as valid proof of identity. It is, however, clarified that the documents uploaded by the user himself/herself (i.e. the documents in ‘Uploaded Documents’ section) will not be considered as a valid proof of identity.

At present, the following proofs of identity are considered as valid for undertaking journey in any reserved class of Indian Railways:-

I.            Voter Photo identity card issued by Election Commission of India

II.            Passport

III.            PAN Card issued by Income Tax Department

IV.            Driving Licence issued by RTO

V.            Photo identity card having serial number issued by Central/State Government

VI.            Student Identity Card with photograph issued by recognized School/College for their students

VII.            Nationalised Bank Passbook with photograph

VIII.            Credit Cards issued by Banks with laminated photograph

IX.            Unique Identification Card-Aadhaar, m-Aadhaar & e-Aadhaar

X.            Photo Identity cards having serial number issued by Public Sector Undertakings of State/Central Government, District Administrations, Municipal bodies and Panchayat Administrations

XI.    In case of reserved tickets booked through computerized Passenger Reservation System (PRS) counters, for undertaking journey in Sleeper (SL) & Second Reserved Sitting (2S) classes, attested photocopy of Ration Card with photographs and Nationalized Bank Passbook with Photograph are also accepted

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New Agency To Conduct JEE Main, NEET Exams Twice From Next Year

New Delhi :

Education Minister Prakash Javadekar has announced that the national level engineering and medical entrance examinations – JEE Main and NEET – will be held twice a year from 2019 in online mode. The minister announced this in a press conference in New Delhi today. According to the minister, Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main and National Eligibility cum Entrance Examination (NEET) will be held by newly formed examination conducting agency, National Testing Agency (NTA).

Apart from NEET and JEE Main, NTA will also conduct UGC NET and CMAT exams from now on.

These competitive exams will be held on multiple dates, the minister added.

JEE Main exams will be held in January and April while NEET will be held twice in February and May.

Source: NDTV

आने वाले दिल्ली के चुनावों को लेकर प्रदेश कांग्रेस ने की अहम बैठक , बनाई रणनीति

दिल्ली के एलजी औऱ मुख्यमंत्री अरविंद केजरीवाल के अधिकारों को लेकर सुप्रीम कोर्ट के फैसले के बाद प्रदेश कांग्रेस ने दिल्ली सरकार को घेरने में लगा हुआ है । आपको बता दे कि दिल्ली की पूर्व मुख्यमंत्री शीला दीक्षित ने आने वाले चुनाव को लेकर एक नई रणनीति बनाने शुरू कर दी है । जिसको लेकर दिल्ली के सभी पूर्व विधायक , कार्यकर्ताओं के साथ बैठक की । साथ ही इस बैठक में अगले साल होने वाले आम चुनाव की रणनीतियों और संगठन को मजबूत करने पर चर्चा हुई। कहा गया कि जो सियासी हालात हैं, उसमें दिल्ली में अपनी मौजूदगी दर्ज कराने के लिए कांग्रेस को काफी काम करने की जरूरत है। इसके लिए पार्टी को जहां जनता में अपनी पैंठ बनानी होगी, वहीं खोया हुआ भरोसा वापस लाने की भी कोशिशें करनी होगी।

कार्यकर्ताओं और संगठन को सक्रिय करने के लिए कुछ ऐसे कार्यक्रम देने होंगे, जिनके जरिए जनता से संवाद बनाया जा सके और केजरीवाल सरकार को भी घेरा जा सके।बैठक में पूर्व मंत्रियों का कहना था कि पार्टी को आंदोलन मोड में आना होगा और दिल्ली की केजरीवाल सरकार को अब जनता से किए अपने वायदों को पूरा करने के लिए दबाव बनाना होगा ताकि लोग इस बात को समझ सकें कि केजरीवाल सरकार उपराज्यपाल के साथ टकराव का रास्ता अपनाकर जनहित की तमाम महत्वकांक्षी योजनाओं को क्रियान्वित करने में टाल-मटोल कर रही है।

इन योजनाओं में फ्री वाई-फाई, बेहतर परिवहन सेवा प्रदान करने के लिए नई इलेक्ट्रॉनिक बसों की खरीद, बंद की गई 100 से अधिक डिस्पेंसरियों को फिर से चालू करना, जन लोकपाल और नए स्कूल-कॉलेजों का निर्माण जैसे अहम मुद्दों पर सरकार की पोल खोलनी होगी और जनता को हकीकत से अवगत कराना होगा। दूसरी ओर दो दिन पूर्व मुख्यमंत्री अरविंद केजरीवाल की कांग्रेस के वरिष्ठ नेता पी चिदंबरम से हुई मुलाकात को लेकर कई अर्थ निकाले जा रहे हैं। सियासी गलियारों में इस तरह की चर्चा है कि इसे लेकर प्रदेश कांग्रेस अध्यक्ष अजय माकन स्वयं को दबाव में महसूस कर रहे हैं। इसकी वजह यह बताई जा रही है कि माकन शुरू से ही कहते रहे हैं कि दिल्ली विधानसभा के चुनाव में कांग्रेस को सबसे ज्यादा नुकसान आम आदमी पार्टी ने ही पहुंचाया है।

Reliance Jio Holiday Offer: Rs 399 Plan available at Rs 299, but there’s a catch

Reliance Jio has announced an exciting offer for all its prepaid users. The company has discounted its popular Rs 399 plan as part of its Holiday Hungama offer. The same plan will now come at a price of Rs 299.

The Rs 399 plan is Jio’s highest selling plan and the discount of Rs 100 on the plan will be valid for 15 days. The plan is effective as of June 1 and customers can avail the discount till June 15, 2018.

This discount of Rs 100 is only available if the buyer is willing to pay via their PhonePe wallet. The discount of Rs 100 has two components. Customers can claim an instant discount of Rs 50 by performing a normal recharge and then get cashback vouchers of Rs 50. They can do this by recharging through PhonePe, inside the MyJio app.

In order to claim the exciting holiday offer, all that the Jio subscribers need to do is first login log in to their MyJio app and tap on the recharge tab. Then tap on the ‘buy’ button after which the app will take them to the payment page and then they can notice the pre-applied Rs 50 instant discount.

Then, while making the rest of the payment, the user will have to use the PhonePe wallet and they will need to log in to their PhonePe account. After that they will have to confirm their number and OTP and make the payment. Users will notice a cashback of Rs 50 added to your PhonePe account and hence get a total cashback of Rs 100 on Rs 399 recharge.

With this plan, Jio offers unlimited voice calls, 100 SMS per day and 1.5GB data per day which makes the total data 126GB with a validity period of 84 days. The unlimited data enables one to continue even after the data limit has been reached, but at a reduced speed of 64kbps. Since the plan is valid for 84 days, in essence, one will pay Rs 100 per month to access unlimited data.

New postpaid plans have also been launched by Jio grouped with international calling at a minimum of 50p per minute and international roaming facility, a service called ‘Zero-touch service experience’.

The plan comes at Rs 199 per month and offers 25GB high-speed data. It also provides free voice calls, 100 SMS per day along with a premium subscription to Jio Apps for one billing cycle. Once a user has exhausted 25GB, he/she will be charged Rs 20 per GB.

Delhi mass suicide: Tantrik Geeta and mason, who installed 11 pipes, on the radar as Burari mystery deepens

The tantrik, identified as a “Geeta Maa,” is the daughter of the mason who had installed the 11 pipes in the building reportedly placed in exactly the same way that the bodies were found hanging, almost symbolising each one of them. However, no links were found.