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The BJP led government of Uttarakhand running in a massive fiscal deficit of staggering 44000 crores has no option but to cover this fiscal loss by various means and sale of liquor on widespread scale seems to be the best possible alternative or option for the saffron party whose ideological plank is mainly spiritualism, hindu religion, propagation of values and principles of the majority community to beget votes in the name of temple construction in Ayodhya etc and appeasing them in every possible way.

In Uttarakhand, considered to be the land of abode of Gods where exist four historical religious sanctuaries for centuries viz Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamnotri , including hundreds of historical temples, the BJP government in order to cover its increasing fiscal deficit has preferred to throw all its religious and spiritual principles to winds against the wishes of the general masses by selling liquor on mass scale in the interior villages , towns and cities through a wide network of mobile vans or mobile truck services as well as in provision stores in residential localities who fulfil the condition of depositing a heavy security and having an annual turnover or sale of Rs. fifty lakhs.

There have been widespread protests in various nooks and corners of Uttarakhand by women and youths who’d been lathicharged and even jailed for not letting the government agencies open liquor shops in various parts of Uttarakhand, particularly in the interior villages. Hundreds of thousands of liquor addicts have already died and their families ruined due to substandard and even IMFL liquor in Uttarakhand. And the household women are the ultimate sufferers confronted with regular econmic problems and physical mental tortures.

But despite all this, the saffron party led government of Trivendra Singh Rawat preferred the widespread liquor sale in the land of abode of Gods than surrendering to the public pressure who’d voted him and his party to an overwhelmning majority with 57 lawmakers out of 70, a record of sorts during the last 18 years after the state came into existence.

While there is tremendous dearth of quality education, health facilities, and job avenues in entire state leading to massive exodus of village population to cities, towns and metropolises and ninety percent of the populace is demanding Gaursain as UK’s permanent capital symbolising the decentralised socio economic development, the BJP government shockingly seems little or neglibly interested in this genuine demand and is instead busy selling liquor all around through mobile vans and other convenient outlets thus literally spoiling the health wealth and career of its inhabitants particularly the women community who are already the most suffering lot in view of their increasing exploitation and no opportunity of socio political, economic and educational empowerment.

The situation has become so tense and awry, in the himalatan state in terms of liquor selling that the government had now provided mobile liquor sellers with armed police force in mobile vans separately, so as to forcibly counter the women and youth opposing the MOBILE THEKEVALLAS and if need be the police can go to any extent.

Just yesterday i.e. on 6th June when the local populace, particularly the women and youth vociferously opposed the opening of the new liquor shop in Dhalawala, Rishikesh not only were the processionists taken to task by the police but the government introduced a mobile liquor sale service alongwith mobile heavy police protection to ensure that there is no hiccup in the sale of liquor through these mobile vans.

Just imagine now liquor would be served door to door through these mobile van services officially, as vegetables and food grains are usually sold during the emergency situations.

Sounds ironical, ridiculous and anguishing as well that instead of opening mobile heath centres or polyclinics in the interior villages n towns for improving peoples’ health in abundance, the excise department and its minister has preferred running mobile liquor vans to play with the already deyeriorating biological, economic and social health of its inhabitants thus ruining their families, socially, culturally and economically. It is a general assesment and estimation that the excise department of Uttarakhand tentatively acknowledges the revenue or profit of 1500 to 2000 crores annually through such liquor sales in Uttarakhand. What’s your take friends?

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Several organisations unite to discuss on clean environment. Ecological dialogue of GFI was a grand success.

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Several organisations of Uttarakhand and enlightened individuals gathered together enthusiastically and discussed about the increasing pollution and subsequent danger to the human lives at Chandigarh on 17th afternoon for three hours incessantly and came to a conclusion that such significant interactive sessions should be continued in future as well to consistently awaken the people at large about out deteriorating ecology and ways and means to get out of the increasing environmental pollution that has made our lives literally hell in almost every, city, town and the metropolices of our country now extending its ugly influence in villages and rural areas of the contry too, which once used to be our lungs giving us fresh Oxygen in abundance and making our lives healthy, strong and sturdy.

But today, we have been surrounded by polluted environment having several hundred percent increase in SPM in the air and rivers slowly and steadily converting into drains full of pollutants, plastics, chemicals and poision of factories and tanneries. Polluted Ganges and its entire tributaries like Yamuna and several other rivers are the best examples exhibiting these disturbing trends, where, despite the government and World bank’s wasting hundreds of thousands of crores since several years the situation is still to square one.

The mountains are burning. Our flora and fauna are on the extinction and huge hydropower projects still displacing people and taking their tolls compounded with destroying and disturbing the ecology of the Himalayan regions and the rural villages compelling the wild life to attack the human beings and making them, their regular preys.

The increasing use of plastics, globally, has vitiated the environment badly and if the use of plastic is continued unabatedly the time is not far when our oceans wull assume the shape of plastic mountains. A single plastic bottle and its lid takes 300 and 500 years respectively, to perish. Such is the ugly ill affect of the use of plastics which should be given up using other alternatives that are soluble in water and easily perishable like paper bags etc.

The climate change have also changed the pattern and cycle of monsoon, summer, springs and winter seasons thus throwing hazardous influence on the peoples’ health and the flora and fauna of the country.

Under the guise of revolutionery development our metropolises, cities and towns are converting into the jungles of concretes with millions n millions of cemented hi tech flats coming up but completely devoid of trees and greeneries.

The emissions of gases from the billions of air conditioners, fuels, cars, trucks and dust pollution from the construction activites have added to the already deepening environmental crisis in the offing.

The himalayan glaciers are melting with a rapid speed and have already shifted 48 klms backwards due to increasing global warming as a result of rampant green house emisions worldwide with the developed countries imposing their muscular and money oriented dominance on the developing countries, not to speak against them.

The discussion titled ” ECOLOGICAL DIALOGUE ” was quite successful as journalists, social activists, Retired Army Officers, academicians and theatre activists expressed their views and opinions in details and urged for more such healthy interactive debates on environment. Prominent amongst those who spoke on the ocassion were sr Journalists Suresh Nautiyal, Sunil Negi, Ishwar Chand Dhyani and Mr. Gulati of The Tribune, Chr, Dr. Vinod Nautiyal, Intl green activist, Colonel Parmar, Major Onkar Uttarakhandi, Bhagwan Chand, Mr. Aswal, Sundliji and others.

Prior to the event 5 Neem saplings were planted at the Tribune park in Chandigarh. The host was Green Forum India.
Sunil Negi, President, Uttarakhand Journalists Forum

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Open gang rivalry at Burari in broad daylight take three tolls in a shootout

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Delhi has become a hub for hardened criminals and the incidents of gang wars, chain snatchings and assault of women are on the rise with people of the capital city having no option but to be at the mercy of these anti social elements.

Not a single days goes when the newspapers are not full of news of gang wars or incidents of chain snatching, killings, women assaults, rapes and physical violence.

If one goes by the statistics of the Crime records bureau it is beyond his or her expectation to find the statistics of gangwars, chain snatchings and physical assaults and incidents of rapes and women assaults increasing day by day and beyond the capacity of the law enforcing agencies to bring them under control.

Just today at Burari Chowk two gangs fought each other in broad day light killing two gangsters of the rival group and an innocent women.

In all about five rounds were fired in this violent gangwar with three on the spot casualties with severely injured two gangsters.

The entire incident was caught on CCTV camera displaying the gangsters flashing pistols openly and firing at each other now being shown on television news.

The public around went helter and skelter to seek refuge while the Delhi police petrol party or policemen from the nearest police stations were conspicuous by their absense.

The warring gangsters were so undeterred or least worried by the police that they conveniently fired, roaming around, as if they have no fear of the police.

The residents of Burari are badly shocked and shaken by this broad day light gang war that killed three lives including an innocent woman with no fault of hers.

The police arrived after everybody fled the scene. However, the CCTV footage has captured the scenes of the crime showing each n every gangster waving their pistols, and killing three with injuries to two gangsters.

The majority of the unauthorised colonies situated in Delhi’s outskirsts have become the major hub for the perpetuation of the criminal activities and gangsterism and the police is doing very little to control the situation. The Mitraon village, Najafgarh’s protracted gang war that started with a disputed piece of land has so far claimed several lives of the families in dispute and is still on.

Today’s Burari shootout in North Delhi which claimed three lives with grievous injuries to two has shaken peoples’ confidence on police uthorities as their saviour or custodian.

The Crime Branch of Delhi police have already taken the crime scene in its possession and its collecting the finger print, the bullet covers and
every possible clue with precision to solve the case and arrest the culprits. The police is extremely confident to bring the culprits to justice at the earliest.They have also taken the CCTV footage in their possesion.

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Army kills four hardcore terrorists in Baandipura within hrs of ending the ceasefire

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The prime minister Narendra Modi has vowed to teach a stringent lesson to the terrorists who killed the army troopers including Aurangzeb and a senior journalist Shujaat Bhukhari during Ramzan ceasefire in Kashmir a few days ago.

These terrorists would not be spared at any cost and should be killed within 72 hours to avenge the death of our patriotic brave heart soldiers said the rime minister.

Meanwhile, four hardcore terrorists have been killed by the Army in Baandipura sector on the first day of the government’s ceasefire.

The union government has also lifted the one month old cease fire deadline today . The home minister Rajnath Singh said that after the lifting of ceasefire the Army has resumed its counter terrorists operations as before but with more vigour and vitality.

Sources reveal that the Army operation has been intensified further and every effort is being made to kill maximum number of terrorists cladestinely operating from Bandipura forests and other areas being aided and abetted by ISI.

The Indian Army chief Vipin Rawat today visited the house of slained soldier Aurangzeb and expressed his heartfelt condolenses to the bereaved family. Genl. Rawat assured the bereaved family of all possible help including the adequate financial compensation. He said that the brutal killing and sacrifice of Aurangzeb would not go waste and the Army would not spare a single terrorist involved in the murder.

The Army has enhanced the combing operation and there are unambiguous indications that not a single militant will be spared in the near future.

It may be recalled that despite the union government announcing the ceasefire during the holy Ramazan the terrorists never relented and continued their attacks on a journalist and four army troopers who succumbed to the militants’ bullets including the incidents of massive stone throwing on the Armymen and security forces in Anantnag.

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