Daily Archive: August 13, 2018

Who will be next VC, DDA ?

If rumours are to be believed, a UT cadre IAS officer is likely to be appointed next Vice Chairman (VC) of the Delhi Development Authority (DDA). Names of recently empanelled IAS officers Dharmendra and Bhupinder Singh Bhalla are doing the round.  Dharmendra is presently Addl. Secretary in Urban Development Department. U P Singh, present VC is scheduled to retire in September. He is a 1984 batch Jharkhand cadre IAS officer.

Supreme Court approves colour coding of vehicles as per fuel type

The Supreme Court on Monday approved a proposal submitted by the Union of India (UOI) to colour-code vehicles in New Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) according to the fuel they run on, in an effort to help counter air pollution.

The apex court ruling allows for blue stickers to be used for vehicles running on petrol and CNG, and orange stickers for diesel vehicles. However, it clarified that this would only be applicable in Delhi and NCR.

The Centre had earlier, in its proposal, suggested that the new hologram-based colour-coded stickers be used on motor vehicles to identify cars running on polluting fuels.

A three-judge bench of the top court, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra, and comprising Justice A. M. Khanwilkar and D. Y. Chandrachud was hearing the petition filed by noted environmentalist M. C. Mehta, seeking a direction to take proper steps to deal with pollution in Delhi and NCR.

JNU leader Umar Khalid shot at inside New Delhi’s Constitution Club, escapes unhurt

An unidentified man opened fire at JNU student Umar Khalid outside Constitution Club of India.

According to posts on social media, the JNU leader was attending a programme called ‘Towards a Freedom Without Fear’ at Constitution Club. Speakers at the event included lawyer Prashant bhushan, and suspended Gorakhpur doctor Kafeel Khan.

“A man attackedUmar Khalid from behind while Khalid and his associates were having tea at a stall, Khalid fell down. He is safe. We are investigating further,” said Ajay Chaudhary, Joint CP Delhi Police while speaking to ANI.

The tea stall owner told Zee News that he heard a sound that sounded like a tyre burst.

The police meanwhile questioned Khalid to ask him if he was able to identify his attacker. An investigation is on.

The attacker’s identity is yet to be ascertained.

“Wage a motivated hate campaign against individuals & sooner or later someone will feel emboldened enough to take the law in to their own hands. The attack on Umar Khalid is the direct result of the relentless hate campaign using both social & mainstream media. Glad he’s well,” tweeted Omar Abdullah as soon as the news broke out.

The gun that has been recovered.

Later Khalid said, “There is an atmosphere of fear in the country, and anybody who speaks against the government is threatened.

Yogi Govt orders Madrasas to hoist national flag and chant ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ on Independence Day

Uttar Pradesh government, led by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, has issued an order asking madrasas in the state to hoist national flag and chant Bharat Mata Ki Jai on the Independence Day, August 15. The state government reportedly said the order was issued to inculcate patriotism among students.

Speaking on the issue, a Uttar Pradesh minister said every Indian must chant Bharat Mata Ki Jai. “They will have to say Bharat Mata ki Jai. Every Indian should be chanting it. Such orders have been issued in past too,” the minister told a news channel, adding that the government wasn’t testing their patriotism.

Last year, a similar order was issued ahead of the Independence Day wherein the state government asked all madrassas to hoist the national flag at 8:00 am, followed by National Anthem. It also asked them to record videos to prove that the Independence Day was celebrated.

The order had come under criticism as many see it as an attempt to not only test patriotism of minorities but also to force them to chant Bharat Mata Ki Jai.

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Woman claims she is having sex with her dead boyfriend’s ghost

A woman from New Zealand is claiming that she has sex with her boyfriend’s ghost when he visits her beyond the grave. Simone’s boyfriend died tragically while they were in a long term relationship and has been visiting her at night ever since.

Simone’s boyfriend died tragically while they were in a long-term relationship and has been visiting her at night ever since. Speaking to New Zealand radio show The Edge, the woman said: “I get some good sensations.” She told the hosts Jono Pryor and Sharyn Casey, “I was in a long-term relationship and unfortunately he passed away. But yeah, he still visits me every now and then and lets me finish, I suppose.”

The radio presenters had asked listeners to call in if they had ever had any experiences with ghosts. Explaining her own encounter, Simone said, “Well I just sort of know he’s there. I get some things, you know some little notes to know he’s in the room. And then you know, I get a bit excited and he comes closer and closer.” After being asked if she was sure it was not a dream, Simone responded: “No, I’m definitely sure it’s him.” She clarified that the intimacy involved ‘no kissing’ but ‘some sensations’. The host said he honestly had no words.

The call came after a UK woman claimed this week she’s also in a serious and sexual relationship with a ghost she met in Australia. Amethyst Realm, 30, a spiritual guidance counsellor, says she’s had over 20 sexual relationships over the past 11 years and recently met her true ghostly love in Australia.