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Politics over #Gorakhpur Children’s Deaths: Shiv Sena Takes a Dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Mumbai, Aug 14: Politics over the death of 63 children in Gorakhpur’s government hospital continues unabated. In the latest salvo, the Shiv Sena termed the tragedy as ‘mass murder’ in its mouthpiece, the Saamana.

The party, which shares an uneasy alliance with the BJP in Maharashtra, took pot shots at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said: “The sufferings of the poor don’t move our politicians. And that is the failure of our Independence. This suffering and pain are the Mann Ki Baat of the poor. Thankfully, the government has at least admitted that there are so many deaths in Gorakhpur. Otherwise, they would have said that these children have only stopped breathing, and will start breathing again once they hear the independence speech delivered from Red Fort.”

Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray added: “If children really do die in August each year, how come children of politicians and local strongmen are spared? Doesn’t death visit their homes? This is mass murder of children.”

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court today refused to intervene in the issue saying the matter was being handled by the Uttar Pradesh government and any grievances about it should be raised before the Allahabad High Court. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath during his visit to the hospital yesterday promised exemplary punishment for the guilty. Union minister JP Nadda, who had accompanied the Chief Minister has ruled out a separate investigation by the Centre.

Oxygen shortage has been blamed for the deaths — a claim the hospital authorities have denied. The state government has already taken action, removing the doctor in charge Dr Kafeel Ahmad Khan and suspending the hospital chief RK Mishra, for negligence. The oxygen supply had been stopped by the vendor after the hospital defaulted on payment. Last Thursday, the hospital had been functioning without any oxygen cylinder for two hours. The Uttar Pradesh government says it had cleared the payment for the vendor on August 7 but the funds were not released by hospital authorities until August 11.

Independence Day Police Medals Announced

990 personnel have been awarded Police Medals on the occasion of the Independence Day this year.  President’s Police Medal for Gallantry (PPMG) has been awarded to 01 personnel, Police Medal for Gallantry (PMG) to 190 personnel, President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service (PPMDS) to 93 personnel and Police Medal for Meritorious Service (PMMS) to 706 personnel.

State Wise/ Force Wise list of medal awardees to the Police personnel on the occasion of Independence Day – 2017



Name of States/


President’s Police Medal for Gallantry


Police Medal for Gallantry


President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service


Police Medal for Meritorious Service


1 Andhra Pradesh 52 03 12
2 Arunachal Pradesh   00 01
3 Assam   00 11
4 Bihar   03 11
5 Chhattisgarh 01 04 01 08
6 Delhi 01 02 24
7 Goa   01 02
8 Gujarat   01 17
9 Haryana 01 01 11
10 Himachal Pradesh   01 03
11 Jammu & Kashmir 25 02 17
12 Jharkhand 04 02 19
13 Karnataka   03 18
14 Kerala   02 20
15 Madhya Pradesh   03 17
16 Maharashtra 12 03 41
17 Manipur   02 13
18 Meghalaya 07 00 00
19 Mizoram   01 03
20 Nagaland   01 01
21 Odisha 17 01 08
22 Punjab   02 16
23 Rajasthan   02 18
24 Sikkim   00 02
25 Tamil Nadu   03 23
26 Telangana   02 11
27 Tripura   01 06
28 Uttar Pradesh   06 75
29 Uttarakhand   02 05
30 West Bengal   02 28
31 Andaman & Nicobar Islands   01 02
32 Chandigarh     00 01
33 Dadra & Nagar Haveli   00 01
34 Lakshadweep   00 02
35 Puducherry   00 04
CAPFS/Other Organisations
36 Assam Rifles   00 16
37 BSF 14 06 47
38 CISF   02 23
39 CRPF 53 06 62
40 ITBP   03 13
41 NSG   00 04
42 SSB   02 12
43 CBI   06 22
44 MHA(IB)   08 24
45 SPG   01 04
46 NCB   00 01
47 NHRC   00 01
48 NEPA   00 01
49 NIA   01 01
50 NDRF   00 06
51 SVPNPA   01 02
52 Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas   01 00
53 Ministry of Civil Aviation   00 02
54 Ministry of Railways (RPF)   02 14
  Total 01 190 93 706


Click here for the List of President’s Police Medal for Gallantry (PPMG) & Police Medal for Gallantry (PMG)

Click here for the List of President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service (PPMDS)

Click here for the List of Police Medal for Meritorious Service (PMMS)

Organization/State wise list of medal awardees and details are also available on MHA website & PIB website


#BSNL Independence Day offer

BSNL Independence Day offer- Truly One India: Now get the benefits of Voice/SMS STVs and Combo Vouchers while Roaming

BSNL was the first operator to provide free national roaming on 15th June 2015. Following the same, it has now decided to allow the benefit of Voice/SMS, Special Tariff Voucher (STV) and Combo Vouchers in national roaming on the occasion of 71st independence day on PAN India basis with effect from 15 August’ 2017 in the area where BSNL operates.

The offer is beneficial to those who frequently travel including our jawans and journalists. Presently if you for any STV, the benefit is available in the home state/ Licence Service Area (LSA), but from 15th August this benefit will be available even when a person travels outside his home LSA.

For example, STV 349 which offers unlimited voice call to any network only in home LSA, now the benefit of unlimited voice call on any network will be available even when customer is travelling out from Home LSA in any area where BSNL operates.

Shri R.K.Mittal, Director (CM) BSNL Board said “Armed force personnel, Professionals, Business person & Students all will get more benefit from this scheme.”


Global Crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 50.33 per bbl on 11.08.2017

The international crude oil price of Indian Basket as computed/published today by Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas was US$ 50.33 per barrel (bbl) on 11.08.2017. This was lower than the price of US$ 51.82 per bbl on previous publishing day of 10.08.2017.

In rupee terms, the price of Indian Basket decreased to Rs. 3229.91 per bbl on 11.08.2017 as compared to Rs. 3313.36 per bbl on 10.08.2017. Rupee closed weaker at Rs. 64.17 per US$ on 11.08.2017 as compared to Rs. 63.94 per US$ on 10.08.2017. The table below gives details in this regard:

Particulars Unit Price on August 11, 2017 Previous trading day i.e. (10.08.2017)
Crude Oil (Indian Basket) ($/bbl)          50.33               (51.82)
(Rs/bbl)        3229.91          (3313.36)
Exchange Rate (Rs/$)          64.17               (63.94)



#GST on Food Takeaway From Non-AC Area at AC Restaurant To Be 18%, Clarifies Government

New Delhi, August 14: A uniform GST rate of 18 per cent will be charged on takeaways as well as food served from a non-AC area of a hotel or restaurant if any of its part has a facility of air conditioning, the government has said. The new Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime, which was rolled out from July 1, provides for levy of 12 per cent on food bill in non-AC restaurants. The tax rate for AC restaurants and those with liquor licence will be 18 per cent while 5-star hotels will charge 28 per cent GST.

The Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) has clarified through an FAQ on the GST rates that will be levied by restaurant-cum-bars where the first-floor area is air- conditioned and used for serving food and liquor while the ground floor only serves food and non-AC.

The CBEC said tax will have to be charged at 18 per cent irrespective of from where the supply is made, first floor or second floor. “If any part of the establishment has a facility of air conditioning, then the rate will be 18 per cent for all supplies from the restaurant,” it said. With regard to tax rates that would be charged for take- away food from such restaurants, the CBEC said, “Tax has to be charged at 18 per cent on supplies of food made from their takeaway counter.”

Besides, such restaurants are also not eligible for the composition scheme as they are engaged in supplying liquor.

CEE Kerala Releases Allotment List For 5 Year LLB, Admission Begins

New Delhi, Aug 14: The Commissioner for Entrance Examinations (CEE), Kerala has released the first allotment list for 5 year LLB programme at Though the CEE Kerala declared the list on August 12, the admission process begins today. Candidates who have been allotted a seat in the 5-year programme LLB course in the first allotment list have to complete admission formalities between August 14 and 18. CEE Kerala made the list based on the choices exercised by candidates till August 8, 2017.

To check names, candidates need to visit the CEE official website, Students will have to click on ‘LLB 5 year’ link to get allotment list in PDF format. After checking the allotment status, students should also download their allotment memo, which is a compulsory document for admission. The allotment memo carries details such as candidate’s name, roll number, allotment details, tuition fees, deposit if any etc.

Besides allotment memo, candidates also need their ‘Data Sheet’. Students can log into their Home Page and then click the Menu Item ‘Data Sheet’ for downloading the Data Sheet. Below is the list of other documents required at the time of admission are:

  1. SSLC or any relevant school records/birth certificate/passport/other valid documents to prove date of birth in original.
  2. Original Mark list and Pass Certificate of the qualifying examination.
  3. Transfer Certificate and Conduct Certificate from the institution where the Candidate studied last.
  4. Two copies of recent passport size photograph.
  5. The applicant who is employed or trainee in Government/ Quasi Government/ Banks etc. shall, at the time of the interview, produce a relieving order and a certificate of good conduct from the Head of the Institution where the candidate was employed.
  6. The candidate who passed their qualifying examination from Universities/ Boards outside the state shall produce an “Eligibility Certificate” from the concerned university in Kerala, to the effect that the qualifying examination has been recognised by the University.
  7. The student who qualifies from other Universities should produce migration certificate at the time of admission.
  8. Originals of all the uploaded documents/certificates (to prove nativity / reservation/ fee concession).
  9. Any other certificates/documents required to be furnished as per the prospectus/ notifications/ allotment memo.

#IGNOU June TEE 2017 Results Declared

New Delhi, Aug 12: The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has declared the results of June Term End Examination (TEE) 2017 at the official website Students who had appeared for the June TEE 2017 exam, can visit the official website and can check their results. However, students can also check their results by logging into their profile through the Student’s Zone tab on the home page.

Check the following steps to download your IGNOU June TET exam results.

Step 1: Visit the official IGNOU website:

Step 2: Click on the Student’s Zone tab on the home page.

Step 3: Click on the Term End Examination June 2017 Result.

Step 4: Enter your 9 digit Enrollment Number.

Step 5: Click on Submit and view your result.

Step 6: Save your result and take a printout.

IGNOU has released the marks obtained by students in the June term end examination only. The marks of the assignments will be updated later in the student’s profile. The complete result card  along with grades will be updated shortly. Pending results will also be updated very soon.The official website also says that pending results if any will follow.

For the students who have failed the exam, re-examination application form will be available from September.

Yogi Adityanath Orders ‘Grand’ Janmashtami Celebrations in UP

Lucknow, Aug 14 (IANS) At a time when the state is mourning the death of over 60 infants in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed preparations for a “grand Krishna Janmashtami celebration”.

In a communique issued late on Sunday to the Director General of Police (DGP) Sulkhan Singh, Adityanath said: “Krishna Janmashtami is an important festival and the police should organise it in a traditional and grand way.”

This comes just days after over 65 children died at the Baba Raghav Das (BRD) medical college within a span of a week in the Chief Minister’s hometown and parliamentary constituency.

Adityanath said this year the festival celebrating the birth of Lord Krishna should be organised “with Indian traditions”.

Following the diktat, DGP Singh has written to all district police chiefs, superintendents of police in the Railways and commandants of the Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) to adhere to the instructions.

A state Department of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) statement said such celebrations that had been done away with earlier, were being revived.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has reacted sharply to the missive.

“This is ironical, tragic and in some ways reflective of the mindset of powers that be… They will go ahead with their agenda even in the wake of tragedies of such magnitude,” said AAP spokesman Vaibhav Maheshwari.

आम्रपाली समूह के सीएमडी ने अपना पासपोर्ट जिलाधिकारी के पास जमा कराया

नोएडा| आम्रपाली ग्रुप के सीएमडी अनिल शर्मा, अजय कुमार और शिवप्रिया ने अपना-अपना पासपोर्ट जिलाधिकारी बी एन सिंह के पास जमा करा दिया. जिलाधिकारी सिंह ने बताया कि आम्रपाली ग्रुप के लोगों ने उन्हें एक पत्र दिया है जिसमें कहा गया है कि निवेशकों में यह बात फैल रही है कि आम्रपाली ग्रुप के मालिकान देश छोड़कर विदेश भाग जाएंगे. इसलिए हमने अपना पासपोर्ट जिलाधिकारी के यहां जमा करा दिया है.

आम्रपाली के सीएमडी अनिल शर्मा ने अपने पत्र में कहां है कि ‘‘हमारा ग्रुप अपने ग्राहकों का पूरा ध्यान रखते हुए अपने प्रोजेक्ट को समय से पूरा करेगा. एनजीटी मैं चल रहे वाद तथा किसानों द्वारा उच्च न्यायालय में दायर मुकदमे के चलते प्रोजेक्ट समय से देने में कुछ असुविधा हो रही है. अनिल शर्मा ने अपने खरीददारों को आश्वस्त किया है कि उनकी कंपनी दिवालिया नहीं होगी. उन्होंने 100 करोड़ रूपये से ज्यादा ब्याज बैंकों को हाल ही में दिया है.

मालूम हो कि चार दिन पहले उत्तर प्रदेश के उप मुख्यमंत्री दिनेश शर्मा जनपद के दौरे पर आए थे तब उन्होंने जिला प्रशासन एवं प्राधिकरण के अधिकारियों से कहा था कि वह आम्रपाली ग्रुप पर नजर रखें कि ग्रुप के लोग विदेश ना भाग जाएं.