Monthly Archive: September 2018

दिल्ली कैंट में जल्द ही तैयार हो जाएँगे चा र नए फुट ओवर ब्रिज , 2 उद्घाटन को तैयार

दिल्ली कैंट के लोगों को जल्द ही एक बड़ा तोहफा मिलने जा रहा है । आपको बता दे कि दिल्ली कैंट के लोगों को नए फुट ओवर ब्रिज मिलने वाले हैं। जिनका फायदा दिल्ली कैंट में रहने वाले सिविलियंस के अलावा फौजियों को भी होगा।

दरअसल पीडब्ल्यूडी द्वारा यह फुट ओवर ब्रिज बनाए जा रहे हैं। जिनमें से दो फुट ओवर ब्रिज बनकर तैयार हो चुके हैं। इनका बस उद्घाटन होना बाकी है। वहीं दो का अभी टेंडर होना बाकी है।

हालांकि स्थानीय विधायक का कहना है कि जल्द ही इन दोनों फुट ओवर ब्रिजों का भी टेंडर हो जाएगा। पहला फुट ओवर ब्रिज दिल्ली कैंट-एयरपोर्ट मेन रोड पर राजपूताना राइफल्स सेंटर के ठीक सामने स्थित है। इसका निर्माण 2015 में ही शुरू हो गया था। पहले यह फुट ओवर ब्रिज कहीं और बनाया जाना था। बाद में पीडब्ल्यूडी ने इसे यहां स्थानांतरित कर दिया।

खासबात यह है कि पहले इसके निर्माण के लिए 4 करोड़ रुपये का बजट निर्धारित था। जिसमें स्केलेटर व ऑटोमेटिक लिफ्ट लगाए जाने का प्लान था। लेकिन बाद में प्लान बदलकर कर इसे 1 करोड़ रुपये में बनाया गया। जिससे दो पहिया वाहन भी पार किए जा सकते हैं।

दूसरा फुट ओवर ब्रिज सवा दो करोड़ रुपये की लागत से रक्षा संपदा भवन के सामने बनाया गया है। यहां पर फुट ओवर ब्रिज को बनाने की मांग लंबे समय से हो रही थी। रक्षा संपदा भवन में आने जाने वाले फौजियों को यहां रोड पार करने में मुश्किल होती थी। इस फुट ओवर ब्रिज में लिफ्ट भी लगाई गई है।

वही दूसरी तरफ दिल्ली कैंट में ओल्ड नांगल गांव व प्रहलादपुर में जल्द फुट ओवर ब्रिज बनाए जाएंगे। यहां ब्रिज बनाने के लिए पीडब्ल्यूडी की टेंडर प्रक्रिया प्रोसेस में है। उत्तम नगर से आईजीआई एयरपोर्ट रोड पर ओल्ड नांगल गांव में यह फुट ओवर ब्रिज बनेगा। जिसमें लिफ्ट लगाने का प्लान भी है। दूसरा फुट ओवर ब्रिज आईजीआई एयरपोर्ट से द्वारका रोड पर प्रहलादपुर में बनना है।

Sehwag and Afridi End Feud on UC Live Chat, Witnessed by 9 Million Fans.

New Delhi, September 28, 2018: As legendary arch-rivals India and Pakistan battled against each other in the Asia Cup 2018, more than 9 million cricket fans had a ringside view of the cricket matches through the banter and bonhomie of the former cricketers Virender Sehwag and Shahid Afridi. The two cricketers interacted with fans across the world via the live chat sessions hosted by UC Browser and UC News, the leading mobile apps from UCWeb, Alibaba Digital Media and Entertainment Group. Held on September 19 and September 23, the live interactive sessions attracted cricket lovers and beauty divas with over tens of thousands of recorded online engagements and nearly 4 million video views. The online reach of the UC Live Chat touched 17 million impressions.

UC Browser has always excelled in providing specialized curated content and extensive space for all the sports and fashion lovers. For the 2018 Asia Cup cricket tournament, UCWeb joined hands with OPPO to meet the increased demand for specialized cricket content from users. Sehwag and Afridi shared their personal on-ground experiences in various fun activities around the game during the live chat sessions. Adding to the glitz and glamour on the session were Miss UC Cricket divas Pari Sharma, Stuti Sahu, and Megha Prasad as well as vloggers Alisha Singh and Tanya Sharma. The UC cricket divas joined the two cricketers on the web platform in a highly entertaining Q&A session while Vloggers Alisha and Tanya showed their support to the Indian team with their dance videos.

Commenting on the initiative, Damon Xi, General Manager of UCWeb India & Indonesia said “UC is a leading content platform for accessing sports. The Asia Cup gave us an opportunity to see the enthusiasm our users have for cricket games. It is also a good time for us to bring fans closer to their favourite stars. The passion and participation of the fans speak volumes about the success of the initiative, through which UC has also made a contemporary record in terms of live chat activities.”

India vs Pakistan is amongst the most popular and thrilling matches in the entire cricket fraternity with Virender Sehwag and Shahid Afridi being two of the most loved and prolific cricketers to have ever played the game.

Indian Public Library Movement (IPLM) celebrates 5th Anniversary.

New Delhi, 28 September, 2018: On the occasion of fifth anniversary of Indian Public Library Movement (IPLM) hosted by NASSCOM Foundation celebrated the untiring efforts in rejuvenating public libraries and empowering communities with value added knowledge, information and services, at C.D. Deshmukh Auditorium, India International Centre (IIC). The occasion was marked by the presence of Mrs. Meenakshi Lekhi, Member of Parliament, (Lok Sabha). The occasion also witnessed the exchange of MOU between United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) and IPLM for a new partnership unfolding between public libraries and the domain of skill in Maharashtra.

IPLM’s intervention has rejuvenated public libraries as new age knowledge and keeping this in mind IPLM also released a booklet, ‘Stories of Change: Impacting Lives through Public Libraries’ the 20 short stories talks about how public libraries and the librarians have influenced the lives of different people through various IPLM initiatives.

Indian Public Library Movement which started from 5 years ago from 2 states in 9 libraries and 4 partners, is now spread across 20 plus states in 100 plus districts and 200 plus public libraries directly and hundreds of other libraries in the form of participation, communication & continuous engagement on different occasions at different levels.

Chief Guest for the event Ms. Meenakshi Lekhi, Member of Parliament said “I am what I am because of the library. Libraries does not distinguish between people, whether rich or poor, boy or girl it imparts knowledge to everyone. It helps in building personality, making life easier and communities a better place to live in”

The occasion also witnessed launch of short film on Technology Empowering Girls (TEG) an initiative by IPLM that utilises public libraries as a platform to bridge gender based technology gap by digitally empowering adolescent girls and women from marginalized communities in urban, semi-urban and rural India.

Ms. Rashmi Singh, Secretary, NDMC speaking during the occasion said “Not just public libraries but we should also look forward to convert school libraries from just textbook knowledge provider to digital platform and knowledge sharing centers. We value your work of providing soft skill training to adolescent girls and women and making their lives better”

Addressing the dignitaries and the audience Mr.Shrikant Sinha, Chief Executive Officer, NASSCOM Foundation said “Library is storehouse of knowledge and today with our combined efforts they have become a place for knowledge sharing and community building. This would not have been possible without librarians. It is just the beginning and we look forward to continue the good work and move upward”

Dr Shubhangi Sharma, Executive Director IPLM said, “Our efforts are now bearing results, if we take the data from a sample of 60 libraries in last one year, 82 children’s corner were set up or activated. Number of children members increased from 2000 to 12000. Membership doubled from 3 lakhs to 6 lakhs. Number of visitor increased from 23 thousands to 8 lakhs. This is the result of increased number of program and activities over a period of time which libraries organized”.

Suzuki Gixxer announces its partnership as the lead sponsor of FC Pune City in Indian Super League for the second year.

Delhi, September 28, 2018: Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited (SMIPL), a subsidiary of one of the world’s leading two-wheeler manufacturers – Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan; has renewed its lead sponsorship for FC Pune City – the Rajesh Wadhawan Group and Arjun Kapoor co-owned Indian Super League (ISL) club for the upcoming fifth season.

Speaking about the partnership, Mr. Satoshi Uchida, Managing Director, Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd. said, “This association is a perfect extension of Suzuki Gixxer as it has helped us reach and connect with the right consumer. We are happy to be associated with FC Pune City team for a year now and are looking forward to this season with more enthusiasm and excitement as we continue our partnership for second year. We wish the team all the luck and success for the upcoming season. With the spirit of sportiness, excitement, and youthfulness, we hope that more energy and enthusiasm will result in great victories for all of us.”

On the extended association, FC Pune City CEO Gaurav Modwel said, “Our partnership with Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd. is a testament of what a truly mutually beneficial association is. We welcome them on board for the coming season and will continue to work together and create opportunities and activities that make this partnership a memorable and lasting one.”

With each passing year, the Indian Super League is becoming more challenging and thrilling. Suzuki Motorcycles India has a formidable presence in the premium motorcycles segment, especially with its Gixxer portfolio; and would be leveraging this opportunity to strengthen the strong-connect it enjoys with youth, as well as existing and potential customers through multiple engagement activities during this 5 month long tournament. With the extended partnership of FC Pune City and Suzuki Gixxer for the upcoming season, the team’s jersey will have Suzuki Gixxer logo on the center of the chest.

‘Husband is not the Master of his Wife’ : Adultery is no more a crime, SC scraps 150-year-old law

A five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court Thursday unanimously ruled to scrap Section 497, which deals with adultery, of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The five-judge Constitution bench, led by Chief Justice Dipak Misra and comprising Justices R F Nariman, A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra, had reserved it verdict in the case in August.

The court said adultery can be a ground for civil wrong, a ground for divorce but not criminal offence.

India’s 150-year-old adultery law is “arbitrary”, the Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra said Thursday as the Supreme Court began delivering its verdict on the law that treats women as the victim and not as an abettor of the offence.

Under Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code, it is an offence if a married man has sex with the wife of another married man without his “connivance” or “consent”.

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But only men, and not women, can be prosecuted under the adultery law.

1. Section 497 (Adultery) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) is unconstitutional.

2 . Section gives a license to the husband to use the woman as a chattel.

3 . This is archaic law long outlived it’s purpose.

4. Does not square with constitutional morality.

5 .Curtailing sexual autonomy of a woman is antithetical to the Constitution.

6 . If act is treated as an offence it would amount to punish those unhappy in marital relationship.

7. Any system treating a woman with indignity invites the wrath of Constitution.

8. Woman can’t be asked to think how a man or society desires.

9. Husband is not the master.

10. Mere adultery can’t be a crime, unless it attracts the scope of Section 306 (abetment to suicide) of the IPC.

The Supreme Court on Thursday declared as unconstitutional the penal provision on adultery, saying it was manifestly arbitrary and dents the individuality of women.

A five-judge Constitution bench was unanimous in holding Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code, dealing with the offence of adultery, as unconstitutional and struck down the penal provision.

Section 497 of the 158-year-old IPC says: “Whoever has sexual intercourse with a person who is and whom he knows or has reason to believe to be the wife of another man, without the consent or connivance of that man, such sexual intercourse not amounting to the offence of rape, is guilty of the offence of adultery.”

The offence of adultery entailed a maximum punishment of five years, or with fine, or both.

The bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices R F Nariman, A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra held that Section 497 is unconstitutional.

The CJI and Justice Khanwilkar said: “We declare Section 497 IPC and Section 198 of CrPC dealing with prosecution of offences against marriage as unconstitutional”. Justice Nariman termed Section 497 as archaic law and concurred with the CJI and Justice Khanwilkar, saying that the penal provision is violative of the rights to equality and equal opportunity to women.

Justice Chandrachud said Section 497 destroys and deprives women of dignity. Justice Indu Malhotra, the lone woman judge on the bench, said that Section 497 is clear violation of fundamental rights granted in the Constitution and there is no justification for continuation of the provision.

CJI, who wrote the judgement for himself and Justice Khanwilkar, said adultery dents the individuality of women and it is not a crime in countries like China, Japan and Australia.

Adultery might not be cause of unhappy marriage, it could be result of an unhappy marriage, the CJI said.

The CJI said unequal treatment of women invites the wrath of the Constitution.

The apex court’s five-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said the beauty of the Constitution is that it includes “the I, me and you”.

Reading out the judgement, the CJI said that equality is the governing parameter of the Constitution.

The court said any provision treating women with inequality is not constitutional and it’s time to say that husband is not the master of woman.

The CJI said section 497 of the IPC is manifestly arbitrary the way it deals with women. The bench held that adultery can be treated as civil wrong for dissolution of marriage.

There can’t be any social licence which destroys a home, the CJI said, but added that adultery should not be a criminal offence.

The court said adultery can be a ground for civil wrong, a ground for divorce but not a criminal offence. Justice Chandrachud said autonomy is intrinsic in dignified human existence and Section 497 denudes women from making choices and held adultery as a relic of past.

Legislature has imposed a condition on sexuality of women by making adultery as offence, he said, adding that section 497 is denial of substance of equality.

He said Section 497 is held to be unconstitutional as adultery is manifestly arbitrary.

The court said any provision treating women with inequality is not constitutional and it’s time to say that husband is not the master of woman. The bench said adultery can be treated as civil wrong for dissolution of marriage.

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