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PM Narendra Modi participates in a cleanliness drive. Ropes’ in Amitabh and Ratan Tata in Swach Bharat Abhiyan

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The prime minister of India Narendra Modi has personally sweeped the a small portion of an area with a broom in a school in Paharganj Delhi and literally participated in the Swach Bharat Abhiyan part 2 by lifting the rubbish by his hands sending a message accross that every Indian should participate in the cleanliness drive to make the country clean and hygienic, devoid of deseases and various ailments.

The prime minister also spoke to industrialist Ratan Tata and popular cine actor n former MP from Allahabad Amitabh Bachchan, calling him the super hero of the millenium, involving them in his quest to keep India neat and clean.

The government appointed Amitabh Bachchan as the Ambassador of the Swach Bharat Abhiyan 2, his flagship programme under which about 430 districts of the country have been fully equipped with toilets claims PM Modi.

Meanwhile today, the prices of petrol and diesal again witnessed an increase adding to the woes of countrymen.

It was indeed a novel initiative by the prime minister to interact with the star of a millenium as pronounced by PM Modi, Amitabh Bachchan and Ratan Tata through tele conferencing and seek their support and participation in the Swach Bharat Abhiyan 2 and seek their opinion to mobilise people of this country in the mission.

The prime minister requested Amitabh to share his views on TV screen which he did by thanking the PM and narrating various incidents regarding his contribution in the cleanliness drive on Varsova Beach of Mumbai by donating an expensive machine to dig out rubbish, plastic and garbage dumped inside the beach and a tractor to transport the accumulated plastic and rubbish in the garbage dumps to the outskirts of the city in Mumbai.

Amitabh said: individual participation in the cleanliness mission is more significant than depending on the various government agencies.

It may be recalled that the Swach Bharat Abhiyan was initiated for the first time as a clean India initiative by prime minister Narendra Modi to pay tributes to the father of the nation on his 150th birth anniversary on 2nd October 2014 in the length and bredth of the country as a national movement.The campaign aims to achieve the vision of a ‘Clean India’ by 2nd October 2019.

The Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is the most significant cleanliness campaign by the Government of India. Shri Narendra Modi led a cleanliness pledge at India Gate, which about thirty lakh government employees across the country joined.

He also flagged off a walkathon at Rajpath and surprised people by joining in not just for a token few steps, but marching with the participants for a long way.

However, despite so much of stress in the programme considered as a flagship mission of prime minister Modi and incurring of hundreds of crores in its publicity not much has been achieved at the national level.

Even in the capital city of India one can easily find the garbage dumps filled with filth and garbage openly lying on roads, public toilets completely uncleaned giving a foul smell, drains full of garbage dumps, govt hospital in unhyginic conditions, residential and market areas, particularly streets uncleaned and external areas of even metro stations full of rubbish and garbage dumps.

The malnourished poor children involved in segregating garbage for their livelyhood can be conveniently seen in various Dhalaos and dumps in extremely pitiable sorry state with nobody caring for their survival and avademic future.

There is literally no achievement at the decentralised level despite so much of noise and government sponsered publicity involving hundreds of crores of the tax payers money for branding political images of leaders and political establishment than actually carrying out Swach Bharat Abhiyan in practical on the ground.

However, prime minister Modi’s initiative is worth laudable and the countrymen should follow suit.

Special emphasis should be laid on the various municipal corporations of the country to enhance staff and earnestly expedite the cleanliness drive at every nook and corners ofeachn every ward at the decentralized level to make the prime minister’s flagship programme areal success but sorry to say itsmore on papers, televisions than on the gound. What’s your take friends?

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May limit wedding guests, Delhi government tells Supreme Court

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The Delhi Government told the Supreme Court on Tuesday that it is in the process of formulating a policy to put curbs on “vulgar” display of food at lavish weddings organised at the Capital’s farmhouses and motels.
The submission came in response to a Court order on December 6 raising questions over how farmhouses were allowed storage capacity of one lakh litres water when residents in the city bared got water to drink. The Court even commented on food being wasted in excess at these functions and wondered if the state favoured the mighty and the rich.
Appearing before a bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur, Delhi’s Chief Secretary Vijay Dev told the Court about a two-pronged strategy being contemplated by the government. He said that the state government and the office of the Lieutenant Governor were equally concerned about how there is “vulgar display” of water and food, which are otherwise scarce, at functions held at farmhouse and motels. Due to these artificially enhanced demands, the public needs suffer, he said.
He shared certain highlights from the policy under preparation which could include a guest control order, caterers who supply food at these venues to link up with NGOs for supplying excess food, and regular inspections to ensure the food served at these events is not stale or leftover of the previous day. This fact even shocked the bench, also comprising of Justices Deepak Gupta and Hemant Gupta. The bench asked the Chief Secretary to ensure proper inspections are conducted by Food Inspectors to prevent such instances of caterers serving stale food.
As a second step to achieving this end, Dev pointed out that the Government is contemplating changes to the farmhouse policy requiring the owners of these motels/farmhouses to conform to strict conditions.
He said that most of these farmhouses have permanent pandals erected throughout the year when the season of marriage is restricted to few months in a year. He admitted that the previous policy of October 20, 2007, was considered effective even by the Delhi High Court. But the policy was changed by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) in 2018. Amicus curiae and senior advocate Ranjit Kumar requested the Court to revive the 2007 policy but the counsel for SDMC objected.

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We’ll defeat BJP in 2019 as we defeated it in three states

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The elections of 2014 were very significant for me as it’s during these election that I leart lot of things, particularly from Modiji.

I learnt humility, the nerve of the country, the peoples’ mind, the problems of farmers, unemployed youths, women and the people of the lowest ebb. I learnt to connect with the masses and how to deal with them. I also learnt as to how these people were betrayed by the incumbent government.

This was what I told to my mother yesterday while interacting with her but unfortunately our prime minister Narendra Modi has failed to learn n fulfill his promises given to the people of the country.

It was indeed a very important period for me to have learnt so many hard facts of the political life. The main issues on which the Congress fought were employment, farmers’ crisis and corruption and will continue to make them our election plank in 2019 as well. We defeated the BJP in three states, the main hindi heartland and will further defeat them in 2019 as well added Rahul.

The Congress chief Rahul Gandhi said that prime minister Narendra Modi won the elections in 2014 on three main points viz corruption, employment and farmers welfare but after being elected he failed on all these fronts that ultimately led to the Congress’s victory in the three states of Rajasthan, Chattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh. He added that corruption was committed on Rafale.

He showed the ample courage of saying on camera about Modi’s alleged complicity in corruption and added that the whole country knows about it.

Rahul Gandhi was today evening addressing a press conference after the Congress Party’s victory in three states at the party’s headquarter in New Delhi.

He looked completely relaxed, jubilant and confident and answered to number of questions of senior journalists.

Rahul said we’ll defeat the BJP in 2019 as done in the three states now. While congratulating the party leaders of the state as well as the Congress workers Rahul Gandhi pronounced them as Babbar Sher ( Lions) and appealed them to exhibit the same unity and spirit in the general elections.

On the question of BSP Supremo Mayawati criticizing the Congress leadership and going for a minus Congress alliance with Ajit Jogi’s party in the assembly elections Rahul Gandhi said : there can be differences on forming state alliances but in the context of the anti BJP’s national opposition unity to the run up for the 2019 general election we are all together and will move ahead unitedly to pose a formidable challenge to BJP in 2019.

He catagorically said that the prime minister Narendra Modi betrayed the youth, farmers and the people of the country on issues of employment, farmers well being and ridding the country of corruption and its because of these failures that the BJP has lost in the three states.

The Congress party headquarter in New Delhi was full of jubilant Congress workers bursting fire crackers and raising pro Congress and pro Rahul Gandhi slogans. Congress workers were seen dancing and merry making to the tunes of drum beats n sprinkling rose petals all around.

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WE ARE NOT BEGGING, THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD PAVE THE WAY FOR CONSTRUCTION OF RAM TEMPLE AT AYODHYA SAYS THE WORKING PRESIDENT OF RSS BHAYYAJI JOSHI

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Saints addressing rally for Ram Temole construction at Ramleela ground at New Delhi

WE ARE NOT BEGGING, THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD PAVE THE WAY FOR CONSTRUCTION OF RAM TEMPLE AT AYODHYA SAYS THE WORKING PRESIDENT OF RSS BHAYYAJI JOSHI

Under the banner of Viraat Dharma Sabha convened by the Indraprastha Vishwas hindu parishad today thousands of protagonists of Ram Temple construction at ayodhya today gathered in thousands at ram Keela grounds from different parts and states of the country and demanded in a unified voice a central government ordinance to enable construction of a magnificient Temple of Lord Rama at Ayodhya, a protracted demand of the BJP n its various offshoots since the demolition of Babri mosque in 1992 by thousands of kar sewaks which led to several aftermath riots and bomb blasts in different parts of the country. The huge congregation of the saffron clad saints of various hindu organisations, leaders of Rashtriya Swayam Sewak Sangh and VHP, BJP leaders n volunteers and those blindly believing in the ethos and heritage of Lord Rama and the right wing activists like Bajrang Dal volunteers n activists of the saffron party offshoots dressed in saffron robes raising Jai Shri Ram n pro Ram Mandir slogans holding thousands of saffron flags converged at sprawling Ram Leela ground and heard their leaders vociferously demanding the immediate issuance of the central ordinance, and nothing less than that for early construction of Ram temple at Ayodhya.

The fountain head of the BJP and its main political think tank RSS general secretary ( Sarsangh karyawahak) Bhaiyyaji Joshi in his eloquent n furious speech demanded from the Modi government immediate inyroduction of a central ordinance to pave the way for construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya saying that they are not begging but its their suitable n genuine right and also of the party in power, the parliament and the government.

He added that the prestige of the judiciary and the courts should remain intact but at the same time the judicial system and the government should establish proper coordination to ensure that the feeling, emotions and the sentiments of the majority people should be fully respected and the temple should be constructed at Ayodhya which was also the pledge of the government in power. Swamy Parmanand of Virat Dharma Sabha has in his address given an open ultimatum to the government of prime minister Narendra Modi that if Ram temple is not constructed at the earliest lakhs of Ram Bhakts would not tolerate this betrayal and would continue their struggle with more vigour and vitality.

He added that if the BJP is accused of exploiting the Ram Temple issue at the time of elections and not fulfilling the promise after it comes to power then other opposition partirs should help in the construction of Ram Temple forthwith and resolve this vexed issue once for all. Swamy Parmanand Giri said that the presence of thousands of Ram Bhakts at Ram Leela grounds have proved beyond doubt that history has been created in Delhi today and the government of the day as well as the honourable court would have to understand the urge of the countrymen n resolve the issue once for all.

The saffron clad Sadhvi Ritambara said that the Hidu community of the counyry has now fully awakened in favour of Tam Temple and it will be built in Ayodhya at all costs. The international working president of Vishwa Hindu Parishad Alok Kumar reminded the ruling party government of its pre election promise to construct Ram Temple in Ayodhya and said that we are again requesting it to take take note of this demand during the incoming winter session of the parliament.

He openly issued challenge to the government that in case it failed to bring the ordinance or legislation pertaining to the construction of Ram Temple at Ayodhya in the winter session the Bhartiya Janata Party led government will have to face the consequences in the general elections. Swamy Anubhutanand swamy has in his address said that if the government fails in its duty to construct the Ram Temple in Ayodhya the entire Ram Bhakts would built the Ram Temple on their own in the sameway as they demolished the Babri Mosque issuing unambiguous warning to the BJP led government at the centre.

According to the press release issued by Vishwa Hindu Publicity chief Mahendra Rawat other who spoke on this ocassion were Jagadguru Ramanandacharya, Swamy Hansdevacharyaji Maharaj, Swamy Chinmayyanand Saraswati, VHP Vice president Champat Rai, Mahamandleshwar Nawal Kishore Das Maharaj, Jain Muni Lokesh Maharaj, Vivekanand Saraswatiji Maharaj n several other prominent saints.

The 94 year old king of Masalaas, Mahashay Dharam Pal of MDH, a multi millionaire was also felicitated on the stage. But the chief of the Art of Living Shri Shri Ravi Shakar Prasad who had been always at the firefront to resolve the Ram Janma Bhoomi Babri Mosque issue between the two communities was conspicuous by his absense. May be he had been intentionally sidelined say sources.

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RSS, VHP n entire Sant Samaj demand ordinance for Ram Temple construction at Ayodhya

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Thousands of Ram Bhakhs attend Rally at Delhi today demanding bringing of a central ordinance for the construction of Lord Rama's Temple at Ayodhya

As the national elections of 2019 are nearing the demand for the construction of Ram Mandar is also gearing up nationally with the Bhartiya Janata Party, its various saffron offshoots, the sadhu sants of various hues and the devout hindus all over the country being mobilised n channelised to the core in the name of construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya thus polarising the vote bank of majority community at the all India level.

Since the demolition of the Babri Masjid in 1992, the issue of construction of Ram Temple at the disputed site has been repeatedly exploited by the right wing parties in every election for securing majority votes and acknowledge power at the centre and in the states including the largest state of the country, Uttar Pradesh but this vexed issue has not been resolved till date nor Ram Temple built say the Hindu protagonists.

Now the time has come to exercise pressure on the central government led by the BJP oriented NDA to come out with an ordinance to make the reality come true before it’s too late say the Saint community of the country who’d gathered today in thosands in Delhi to demand construction of Ram Temple through the central ordinance come what may.

This is not the first massive rally of the entire Saint community, Vishwas Hindu Parishad n the Rashtriya swayam Sewak Sangh in the recent months but similar mobilisation campaigns were also organised in New Delhi’s Talkatora Stadium n Lucknow on 24th n 25th October where even the Shiv Sena Chief Udhav Thakrey also came from Mumbai n took a pledge for the contruction of the Lord Rama temple after castigating the successive BJP and Narendra Modi governments for always exploiting votes to assume power but backing down after achieving political victories.

Even the Uttar Pradesh chief minister, a devout hindi and the biggest proponent of Ram Mandir construction at Ayodhya, saffron clad Yogi Adityanath has already announced about the construction of a 170 feet tallest Ram statue at Ayodhya costing more than 350 crores including illuminating Ayodhya on every Deepawali festival with 4 lakh oil lamps thus keeping the Ayodhya issue inyact n popularised.

Today’s rally in New Delhi was a hugest from the point of view of impressive attendence of thousands of saints and the volunteers of BJP, Bajrang Dal, VHP, RSS and other off shoots of the saffron party ruling at the centre as well as in about 20 states of the country.

The way speeches of the political leaders of the ruling party, the saint communities, the right wing parties especially the BJP, VHP and RSS have concentrated their entire oratory on the Ram temple issue and the subsequently organising huge religious congregations of the saffron clad saints taking place in various parts of the country, it seems that BJP n its fountain head organisations RSS as well as Vishwa Hindi Parishad have directly or indirectly chosen the path of entire polarisation of the majority community on the Ram Temple issue with issues like development, employment, inflation, law and order and retrenchment in jobs etc taking the back seat.

Today’s rally was unique and impressive in the sense that the attendence of the majoriry communty favoring early construction of Ram Temple at Ayodhya was in thousands saffronising the entire political environment and every speaker from Bhaiyyagi Maharàj of RSS to every important saint of India demanding the central ordinance on Ram Temple at Ayodhya in anger, aggressive and furious mode even going to the extent of demeaning the BJP government at the centre led by PM Narendra Modi of not come true to its pre election pledges of constructing the Ram Temple at Ayodhya even after 4.5 years of coming to power at the centre with a historic majority.

 

The recent shameful eruption of Bulandshahar riots killing two including a police inspector, the riots pf Saharanpur etc in UP n lynchings in the name of cow vigilantism in various states of the counrty in the past are the dangerous signals if not controlled or countered impartially for establishing peace, amity n communal harmony in the country credibly n strongly. The issue of RamTemple construction n disputed site of Ayodhya is in the Supreme Court of India and therefore subjudice. The law of the land should prevail in the country n the judicial verdict respected at all costs.

However, the political analysts say that raising of Ram Temple issue right at the time of national elections and pre meditated ocurrances of riots like that of Bulandshahar riots etc n lynching of innocents in the name of cow vigilantism in various parts of the country are ill concieved designs and notions allegedly created with ulterior political motives to derive favorable political outcome. This is highly unbecoming on the part of political leaders who take oath in the name of constitution but unfortunately play with the sentiments of the countrymen in the name of religion, caste and other narrow considerations not good and acceptable in a democratic secular society.
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Garhwal Hiteshini Sabha delegation meets Delhi CM, pleads him to resolve long pending grievances

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Garhwal Hiteshini Sabha's office bearers with Delhi CM Arvind Kejrival at his office

A delegation of Garhwal Hiteshini Sabha, the biggest recognised social organisation of Garhwalies in Delhi today met the chief minister of national capital territory and AAP’s national convenor Arvind Kejrival in his Delhi Secretariat office at ITO, New Delhi and apprised him of various long pending problems being confronted by the social organisation having come into existence in 1923, founded by our ancestors in Delhi after collecting meagre financial contributions from its members with the sole aim to propagate the cultural and linguistic heritage of the hill people in Delhi n to resolve their grievances by being united and a force to reckon with.

Today Garhwal Hiteshini Sabha has a collective strength of about 5000 members and is considered to be the largest social organisation of Garhwalies in Delhi, in particular.

There have however been demands to convert it into a fulfledged Uttarakhandi organisation but its old constitution has already named it as Garhwal Hiteshini Sabha several decades ago n its name’s popularity dosen’t allow the new office bearers change its constitution set forth by their predecessors. The organisation however works for the welfare and well being of entire Uttarakhand comprising of Kumaonies, Garhwalies n Jaunsaries etc. Though the name of the organisation is Garhwal Hiteshini Sabha but its welfare measures are for entire Uttarakhand not distinguishing between Garhwalies n Kumaonies n considering the entire Himalayan state as its area of social functioning.

The organisation have been carrying on various scholarship programmes for outstanding poor n hapless students including various socio cultural n educational n health related activities for the good of the society.

It’s headquarter Garhwal Bhawan situated at Panchquin Road, New Delhi near Chandra Singh Garhwali Chowk is the main centre of various activities like provision for guest accomodation at reasonable cost, dining n lunch facility, allotment of the auditorium for marriage n social functions ,organisation of seminars, socio cultural activities n theatre events as well including the regional film shows. The Headquarter of Garhwal Hiteshini Sabha is today suffering from some problems like arbitrary enhancement of its house tax and an alleged illegal occupation of the upper floor by a saleswala. Several court cases are already under process to free the Garhwal Bhawan from the illegal Kabza of a salewala. There have been several protests in this regard but all in vain as the matter is subjudiced.

Today’s meeting of the present office bearers of GHS with the chief minister Arvind Kejrival pertaining to above issues have been fruitful as the latter have give them assurance to resolve their all the pending issues in all earnestness. The meeting lasted for twenty minutes. Those who met the chief minister in the delegation were Mohabbat Singh Rana, Narendra Singh Negi, Pawan Maithani and Ajay Bisht, all office bearers of Garhwal Hiteshini Sabha who’s term is likely to end this year or so.

Sunil Negi, President, Uttarakhand Journalists Forum

 

 

 

 

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Delhi’s air quality remains very poor for sixth consecutive day

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Delhi’s air quality remained in the “very poor” category for the sixth consecutive day Saturday with the meteorological conditions remaining unfavourable for dispersion of pollutants, authorities said.

According to Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data, the overall air quality index (AQI) of Delhi was 322, which fell in the “very poor” category.

An AQI between 0 and 50 is considered “good”, 51 and 100 “satisfactory”, 101 and 200 “moderate”, 201 and 300 “poor”, 301 and 400 “very poor” and 401 and 500 is considered to be “severe”.

The CPCB said in 27 areas of the national capital, the air quality was in the “very poor” category, while in five areas, it was recorded in the “poor” category.he PM2.5 (fine particulate matter in the air with a diameter of less than 2.5 micrometre) level was recorded at 155 and the PM10 level at 310, it added.

Ghaziabad, Faridabad and Noida in the National Capital Region (NCR) recorded a “very poor” air quality while Gurgaon recorded a “poor” air quality, the CPCB data showed.

Delhi’s air quality has been in the “very poor” category for the past one week with several areas recording a “severe” air quality, the authorities said.

According to the Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting (SAFAR), the air quality is likely to remain in the same category with a slight decline in the pollution levels by Sunday due to an enhanced wind speed.

“However, it (AQI)) is likely to increase thereafter for the next two days to register in the upper range of the ‘very poor’ level. This deteriorating AQI on December 2-3 would mainly be due to expected adverse meteorological conditions and a decline in the wind speed. The contribution of long-range dust or stubble biomass is negligible,” it said.

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CAPITAL GASPS: Pollution levels to deteriorate over weekend in Delhi

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Unfavourable meteorological conditions slowing down dispersion of pollutants did not offer any respite from pollution as Delhi’s air quality continued to remain in the ‘very poor’ category on Thursday. Authorities, however, have forecast “significant deterioration” in pollution levels over the weekend.

The overall air quality index (AQI) of Delhi was recorded at 353, according to the data recorded by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data. The CPCB further said that seven areas in Delhi — Ashok Vihar, Anand Vihar, Jahangirpuri, Mundka, Rohini, Vivek Vihar and Wazirpur —recorded ‘severe’ air quality. As many as 20 places in the national capital recorded ‘very poor’ air quality while it was ‘poor’ in six areas, it said. The level of PM2.5—particles in the air with a diameter of less than 2.5 micrometres — was recorded at 206 and the PM10 level was recorded at 360, it said. In NCR, Ghaziabad, Faridabad and Noida recorded ‘very poor’ air quality while Gurgaon fell into the ‘poor’ category, CPCB data showed.

According to the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, the wind speed and ventilation index are “extremely unfavourable” for dispersion of pollutants. Ventilation index determines how fast pollutants can get dispersed.The ventilation index of around 6,000 sqm/second gets rid of pollutants, but it fell to 2,500 sqm/second on Thursday in the city. According to the Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting (SAFAR), the air quality is ‘very poor’ and likely to improve due to a slight increase in the wind speed. It will, however, remain in the ‘very poor’ category for the next two days.

“Due to cold front up in the north, the wind speed has increased, which may help in bringing down pollution levels. However, at the time of withdrawal (of high wind speed) after two to three days, a lot of moisture may enter Delhi which is not favourable for the air quality. The contribution from stubble burning is nil,” the SAFAR said. The government agency further said the air quality of the national capital is expected to “significantly deteriorate” on Sunday due to a decline in temperature which might lead to entrapment of pollutants. It, however, said the air quality even after “significant deterioration” is likely to settle in the ‘very poor’ level and not plunge to the ‘severe’ category.

TENDER FOR E-BUSES 

The tender for procurement of 1,000 e-buses by the Delhi government is expected to be floated around January next year, DTC Managing Director Manoj Kumar said on Thursday.

The trial run of two e-buses is currently being conducted by the transport department of the AAP-led Delhi government. The government has appointed the Delhi Integrated Multi Modal Transit System (DIMTS) as a consultant for procurement of e-buses.

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Thousands of farmers march to parliament to demand loan waiver and better rumuneration for their produce

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Thousands of farmers from various states of the country have entered Delhi and are likely to gherao the parliament today demanding a special session of parliament to discuss and resolve farmers issue in the forthcoming winter session of Parliament.

The farmers march covering several hundred kilometres from different states of the country under the banner of All India Farmers Cordination Committee have two demands in particular pertaining to passing of two legislations viz. freeing farmers of the country from the entire loans and benfitting the farmers by way of giving them one and a half times more of the value of their produce of the costs invloved in the inputs..The farmers should get the appropriate beneficial rates against their produce.

Raising anti government, Vande Matram and pro peasent slogans wearing different colourful attires representing their respective cultural heritage, thousands of protesting farmers are marching towards the parliament house from Bijwasan after covering over 27 kilometres raising slogans.

The farmers reached Ram Leela Grounds last evening. Prominent social activist and the leader of Narmada Bachao Andolan Megha Patkar also joined the march in between today.

The kisans who’d marched from Tamilnadu carried with them the skeletons and skull of the farmers who’d committed suicide in their state and had warned the police not to interfere in their protest march.

These peasents from Tamilnadu and other southern states had several months ago held dharnas and protest demonstrations at Jantar Mantar last year for two months as well and have threatened to protest as naked protestors if they are not allowed to demonstrate peacefully.

About two thousand police men had been deployed to maintain law and order and about 1796 police officers deputed to ensure that no untoward incident occurs during this protest demonstration.

The Swaraj India chief Yogendra Yadav and eminent RTI activist and lawyer Prashant Bhushan have also joined the farmers march and extended their fullest support to the Joint action committee of All India Farmers.

All the left parties are also supporting this movement . The farmers march is likely to converge at Jantar Mantar where they will be addressed by their leaders and memorandum handed to the prime minister. About more than two hundred peasents organisations from all over the country are participating in this massive protest demonstration under the banner of Akhil Bhartiya Kisan Sangharsh Samanvay Samittee.

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Servants kill 92-year-old man, attack his daughter-in-law too in South-East Delhi

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A 92-year-old man was killed, while his daughter-in-law was attacked by a domestic help and his two associates, in South-East Delhi’s Badarpur area. Saroj, the daughter-in-law was attacked when she discovered the murder of her father-in-law, Chandrabhan. She struggled for two and a half minute against the attackers before her son came to her rescue.

Chinmoy Biswal, Deputy Commissioner of Police, South-East Delhi confirmed the incident.

“We had received a PCR at 8:30 am in the morning, the accused had by then flew away, and however we have arrested all three accused, from Ballabhgarh Railway Station while they were trying to flee to Madhya Pradesh by train, the accused though claim to be juvenile, and we are still in process to ascertain their ages,” said Biswal.

According to the Chandrabhan’s son Surender Kumar, his wife Saroj left home around 7:30 am in order to drop her grand son Arnob. Saroj did not check the room where Chandrabhan was asleep.

“Saroj went to drop our grandson. She came back home around 8:00 am and the accused servants told her that my father was unwell. Saroj walked towards the room and discovered him lying on the bed with his throat slit. Before she could alert the member of the house the trio tried to strangle her with wire,” said Surender.

Surender further states that his son Kapil managed to reach the ground floor on time and saved his mother. As the attackers tried to flee, Kapil ran behind them and he even managed to catch one of them, however, the accused let go of his jacket and escaped.

The same can also be corroborated from one of the CCTV footage installed in the area.

During investigation, the police team found that the family had not gone for verification of the domestic help. Which he took advantage of and invited his two other friends from Madhya Pradesh to conduct a robbery in house.

 

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Delhi assembly resolves to reinstate Old Pension Scheme inlieu of Nation Pension System

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Pic: Delhi Assembly in session and resolution to reinstate OPS inlieu of NPS

The AAP government of Delhi n lawmakers have on 26th November adopted a resolution in the Delhi Assembly with the copies of the same sent to the union minister of Personel, Public Grievances and Pensions including the Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia drawing their attention to abolish the National Pension System and reinstate the Old Pension Scheme in order to benefit lakhs of governments servants of Delhi as well as other states of the country.

According to the copy of the resolution signed by the Secretary ( Legislative and accounts C. Velumurugan and Deputy Sectetary Sunil Dutt Sharma with copies sent to Lt. Governor Delhi, Chief Secretary, Delhi, Principal Secretary Services n the Additional Secretary to the CM of Delhi the resolution resolves to urge upon the BJP led NDA government to scrap the National Pension System with immediate effect and bring all the government employees working under the NCT of Delhi under the purview n jurisdiction of the of the Old Pension Scheme in order to restore to them the entire benefits of the Old Pension Scheme wherein the fair and legitimate pension benefits are disbursed to them from the Consolidated Fund of India so that the dedicated work force of the government of NCT of Delhi and their families will be able to lead their lives with the sense of security and dignity.

The resolution further adds that it also resolves to urge upon the Government of India to replace NPS with the Old Pension Scheme and benefit the government servants of the centre as well as the other states too in consonance with the employees of the govt of NCT Delhias resolved in the Delhi Assembly.

As per the resolution passed in the Delhi Assembly on 26th November in its special session it resolved that taking note of the anti people National Pension System imposed by the NDA government on government servants in 2004 which was further sustained by the UPA- 1 n 2 and now the Modi government it urges upon the BJP led NDA government to replace the NPS with the Old Pension Scheme in order to benefit the Delhi government employees n their families to lead their dignified lives.

According to the resolution unlike the Old pension Scheme the NPS does not give any guarantee to the employees either for assured returns on investments or for minimum pension.

In addition it also does not provide for the family pension or any other type of social security. There is no provision of loans during the time of dire need for the pensioners nor does it provide adequate option to withdraw maximum amount required during medical emergencies.

In addition says the resolution that it also imposes draconion restrictions on withdrawal from pension funds apart from allowing insurance companies to exploit employees by way of forcing them to buy annuity for minimum of ten years even after retirement which runs contrary to the erhos of welfare state as enshrined in the constitution.

The resolution also mentions that the NPS at times leaves the employees at the mercy of volatile markets and forces that have notoriously been manipulating the markets.

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