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Ajmer Literature Festival cancels Naseeruddin Shah’s event, Here’s why

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Naseeruddin Shah‘s keynote address at the Ajmer Literature Festival has been canceled on Friday after protests erupted over the actor’s recent remarks on the Bulandshahr violence. Earlier this week, the Bollywood actor found himself at the centre of a major controversy over his remarks about the killing of a policeman in Bulandshahr.

The controversy started after a video emerged on social media in which Shah can be heard saying “the death of a cow has more significance than that of a police officer.”  He also asserted that living in this country, he worries for his children, “I feel anxious for my children because tomorrow if a mob surrounds them and asks, ‘Are you a Hindu or a Muslim?’ they will have no answer. It worries me that I don’t see the situation improving anytime soon.”

Shortly after the video went viral, many people took to the streets to protests against the veteran actor. They expressed their angerby showing black flags and burning the actor’s effigy. Clarifying his remarks a day after, Shah explained that he was merely expressing his concerns as a countryman. “I have done no wrong in expressing my concerns about the country which I love and where I live,” he explained.

The controversy started after a video emerged on social media in which Shah can be heard saying “the death of a cow has more significance than that of a police officer.”  He also asserted that living in this country, he worries for his children, “I feel anxious for my children because tomorrow if a mob surrounds them and asks, ‘Are you a Hindu or a Muslim?’ they will have no answer. It worries me that I don’t see the situation improving anytime soon.”

Shortly after the video went viral, many people took to the streets to protests against the veteran actor. They expressed their angerby showing black flags and burning the actor’s effigy. Clarifying his remarks a day after, Shah explained that he was merely expressing his concerns as a countryman. “I have done no wrong in expressing my concerns about the country which I love and where I live,” he explained.

 

 

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5 Yoghurt​ ​Recipes​ ​for​ ​the​ ​Perfect​ ​Dessert

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Saturday, 30/3/2019: The rising popularity of yoghurt has incited chefs to come up with new yoghurt recipes. It is not just linked to its extraordinary taste and versatility, the smooth dairy nourishment is additionally useful for the body.

Yoghurt is a great source of important supplements and vitamins required for the body to work ideally. The good bacteria found in yoghurt enhance the body’s retention of basic supplements, and prevent the growth of unsafe microbes in the body. Yoghurt not only aids digestion, it also smoothens the skin and soothes the stomach.

Making Desserts with Yoghurt

Drinking plain yoghurt can get rather exhausting but, not to worry, there are numerous approaches to incorporate yoghurt in your eating routine particularly as desserts. Indeed, you get the chance to appreciate a healthy and sweet bowl of treat with yoghurt as the primary ingredient.

Let’s take a look at 5 delicious Yoghurt recipes that can be made from yogurt.

1. Fresh Fruits and Yoghurt Parfaits

Fresh Fruits and Yoghurt Parfaits

Yoghurt parfait is a healthy and tantalizing dessert treat. Typically, a yoghurt parfait comprises of layers of yoghurt, grains, nuts and fruits. It contains low measures of fat and calories and is an ideal treat after a delightful feast.

How to make:
  • To stir up this scrumptious parfait, add a couple teaspoons of honey, nuts and grain of choice to your most loved yoghurt flavour.
  • Stir to mix and garnish with fresh natural fruits like apples, strawberries or raspberries.

2. Mug Cake

mug cake

This mug measured cake is significantly healthier than a regular cake since it’s made with yoghurt and almond milk and contains little sugar.

How to make:
  • Whisk together yoghurt, margarine, almond drain, egg, lemon separate, vanilla concentrate, and sugar with a fork.
  • Include some flour and whisk until the blend is of a smooth consistency.
  • Mix in a few tablespoons of your favoured toppings, also sprinkle more toppings around the sides of the mug and over the batter.
  • Microwave for around three minutes until firm. Serve with a glass of sweetened yoghurt. Twofold treat!

 

3.  Yoghurt Frosting

Yoghurt Frosting

The yoghurt takes the place of butter or most fatty ingredients found in traditional frosting recipes, yet adding the creamy texture without all the unhealthy fat.

How to make:
  • Blend some whipped cream, yoghurt, powdered sugar and vanilla extract together until completely smooth.
  • If a thinner frosting is desired, add a little milk of choice to thin it out.

This yoghurt cream icing can be used in icing cakes or treats like cookies and doughnuts, and is best served instantly after frosting.

  1. Peanut Butter Dip

Peanut Butter Dip

Here is a quick and effortless approach to jazz up fresh fruit.

How to make:
  • Whisk Hollandia yoghurt, peanut butter, and any sweetener of your choice together and you’ve got a creamy dip for apple and banana slices, strawberries and more.

It’s not only an additional exciting twist to eat fresh fruit, but it also adds some protein to the snack.

5. Yoghurt Pretzels

Yoghurt Pretzels

Yoghurt-covered pretzels are a great snack. They give off a sweet and salty taste with just a tiny bit of tanginess that comes from the yoghurt. To make yogurt bark you need sweetened yoghurt as well as one special thickening ingredient, yogurt powder.

How to make:
  • Break up pretzel pieces, add sweetened Hollandia yoghurt, yoghurt powder, melted white chocolate and diced strawberry.
  • Pour the mixture out onto the prepared baking sheet and top with extra pretzels.
  • Bake until you get the desired result and serve with fruit juice.

 

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Rahul, Priyanka meet martyrs’ families at Shamli. Pay condolences to the bereaved families.

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The Congress chief Rahul Gandhi n his newly appointed general secretary sister Priyanka Gandhi alongwith another general secretary Jyotiraditya Scindia and UP Congress chief Raj Babber visited Shamli Uttar Radesh and paid tributes to the two brave hearts of CRPF who’ve sacrificed themselves in the line of duty in Pulwama on 14th February after the CRPF convoy was pre strategically hit by a car laden with 300 kg of RDX driven by the Jaish terrorist/ suicide bomber Adil Dar on the instruction of its chief Masood Azhar stationed at Bawalpur Pakistan being fully aided and abetted by the Pak Army, ISI n the current political dispensation.

Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka, Jyotiraditya Scindia n Raj Babber today visited Shamli and met the parents and children of the deceased soldiers Amit Kumar Kohli and Pradeep Kumar Prajapati and shared their concern n grief with them.

Rahul n Priyanka were closetted with the traumatised spouses of both the martyrs for half an hour and assured them of of their fullrst support and cooperation in the days to come.

Priyanka Gandhi garlended the photos of the martyrs n paid her respectful floral tributes by bowing herself in front of the martyrs pic.

While expressing her heartfelt condolences and genuine grief over the martyrdom of both these valiant soldiers Priyanka said that she is deeply shocked n grieved to learn about the sad demise of 45 soldiers in Pulwama as she herself has confronted such tragic moments when her grandmother and father were despicably killed/ martyred by the anti social n terror elements in New Delhi n Sriperumbudur.

Priyanka said not only she, her family n the Congress party is with them at the time of this grave crisis but the entire nation with 130 crores is credibly standing behind them.

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi daid they’ve comehere to be the part of yourtrauma and pain n to extend the families the gratitude of 130 crore Indians for giving the nation so brave n valiant soldiers.

Rahul interacted with the sons n fathers of the deceased and assured of all cooperation. Both Rahul n Jyotiraditya interacted with a son of Pradeep Kumar who’d just passed 12th n has to pursue career in chartered accountancy.

Hundreds of the nearby people, the passers by and the party workers gathered at the houses of these martyrs on knowing about Priyanka’s visit.

On the way Priyanka, Rahul n Jyotiraditya stopped for tea n snacks in a roadside Dhaba where she connected herself with children n women n posed for selfies with strangers.

It may be recalled that Congress chief Rahul Gandhi n Priyanka as assured n promised earlier, have neither talked on politics nor participated in any political activity since the day of Pulwama attack.

She had even cancelled her press conferences n other political engagements at Lucknow on the day of this dastardly tragedy and expressed her immense grief n condolences towards the bereaved families saying that the Congress party n the entire nation of 130 crores are standing in support of them as assured by prime minister Narendra Modi as well.

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Eminent personalities bestowed with Himalay Gaurav, Parvat Gaurav and Delhi Gaurav Awards

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The fourteenth Uttarayini Samman Samaroh was organised with full gaity and fervour at the Press Club of India auditorium on 27th January jointly by Uttarakhand Journalists Forum, Parvatiya Lok Vikas Samittee and Him Uttarayini in which prominent personalities of Uttarakhand working and giving their outstanding services n performance in various fields viz journalism, environment, writing, theatre, films, singing, sports n defence services etc were honoured with Himalay Gaurav, Parvat Gaurav and Delhi Gaurav honours ( Trophies n Shawls with certificates) in the presence of good number of people.

The event was presided over by eminent literateur, former professor of JNU, writer n thinker Dr. Ganga Prasad Vimal while the chief guests were the director General of Indian Coast Guard Rajendra Singh Bisht( Tomar). The special guest of honour was retired Real Admiral, PVSM, AVSM Mr. Om Prakash Singh Rana. The guest of honour of the programme were State Minister of Uttarakhand n eminent comedian Ghananand aka Ghanna Bhai, Jeet Ram Bhatt, Secretary Hindi Academy, entrepreneur CB Tamta, AICC joint secretary Haripal Rawat n the national spokes person of AAP Harish Awasthi.

The eminent budding singer n Sa Re Ga Ma fame Vasundhara Raturi impressed one and all by her sweet n melodious voice on the ocassion.

Those who were honoured with the Himalaya Gaurav Awards were senior journalist Hemendra Barthwal ( earlier in Hindustan Times), Rear Admiral Om Prakash Singh Rana, Director General of Indian Coast Guard Rajendra Singh Bisht, senior journalist Manoj Ishtwal, eminent literateur n author CPS Rawat, AAP’s national spokesman Harish Awasthi, Umesh Pant of Sarthak Prayas, entre preneur n social activist Rakesh Dhasma and prominent singer Vasundhara Raturi.

Those who received the Parvat Gaurav awards were MMC Sharma, poet, writer n literateur, Anil Negi, Secretary, Garhwal Heroes Footbal Club, international n national shooting prodigy Devanshi Rana, daughtervof International shooter Jaspal Rana , popular actor Bhagwan Chand, poet Vijay Madhur, Narayan Dutt Lakhera, eminent theatre activist, author Hem Pant, young writer n activist Mayank Arya, social activist Prema Dhoni n Karuna Bhatt.

Mr. and Mrs Hayat Bhandari were bestowed with Uttarayini Delhi Gaurav Samman.

Dr. Ganga Prasad Vimal, KG Suresh, Rajinder Singh Bisht n Rear admiral OPS Rana and other congratulated the organisers of the event Sunil Negi and Surya Prakash Semwal and expressed the optimism that in future as well the outstanding talents of Uttarakhand will be encouraged by publicly recognising their services.

They reiterated that Himalayas should be protected by planting more n more trees and giving impetus to environ friendly development with applying complete stop to felling f trees.

The programme was jointly and ably anchored by Surya Prakash Semwal and Sunil Negi which was indeed a great success.

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SHAME ON WE DELHITES ?

Despite the stringent directives of the Supreme Court of India restricting Delhites to use fire crackers only for two hours from eight to ten PM on the Diwali day i. e. today the 7th of November, hardly had an impact to any extent in controlling the sound and fire cracker pollution emanating toxic gases adding to the already existing pollution in the capital city of India, Delhi and its surroundings, the national capital region viz Gurugram, Noida etc.

Deepawali is the most ancient festival of the majority community in India and worldwide where ever the Hindus live celebrated with utmost gaiety and fervour.

But the increasing global warming and the worsening climatic conditions and environment due to the rapidly and multiply enhancing pollution due to green house emissions, pollution from construction activities, stubble burning in Haryana n UP flouting court’s orders , factory emissions, emmisions from the 80 lakh odd vehicles in Delhi including thousands of Diesal trucks that pass through the Delhi territory, emission through millions of air conditions during the summer and of course the Diwali emissions that breaks all records, have finally compelled the Supreme court issue directives curtailing fire cracking limit on Deepawali for just two hours from 8 to 10 AM.

I personally kept a tab to watch whether the Supreme court’s moratorium on fire crackers would be abided by the citizens of Delhi or not. I was however satisfied that till 10.20 PM atleast 65 to 70 percent of the people stopped using fire crackers with thirty percent still busy defying the court’s order.

Being the festival season it’s next to impossible for the police personel and the department to curb this menace fully as it has to deal with serious crimes as well and the staff too is on Deepawali holiday.

It’s actually the people who are to be blamed. Sounds shocking and worrisome that majority of the population of the capital city is educated and well aware of the apex court’s orders as well as the anguishing situation of the enhancing pollution levels leading to various hazardous deseases taking place and causing unparalleled harm to the patients of critical illnesses, heart deseases, patients of lung infections, asthmatic patients, patients inflicted with tuberculosis and cancers etc but the rich and influential are still showing their money power and hostile prestige in exploding more and more fire crackers not only des – respecting and openly flouting the court’s orders but also making thousands of Delhites die of various pollution oriented physical n mental disorders.

Just about two weeks’ ago the Air Quality Index was the highest to 426 PM 2.5 in the capital making peoples’ lives hell to respirate and live comfortably.

Just imagine what will happen after Deepawali when thousands, even lakhs of tons of fire crackers emanate unacounted amount of pollution in our environment already having become toxic and not prone for healthy living.

Now enough is enough. For God Sake give up the crackers, once for all. Now its 45 minutes over 10 PM, I could easily hear fire crackers being exploded again with full speed and against the open dereliction of the Apex Court’s orders. Shame on we Delhites. The Supreme Court of India should take suo motto cognizance of this violation and call the chief secretary Delhi and the Delhi Police Commissioner to respond on this?

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Prime minister Modi at Kedarnath, celebrates Deepawali with Army n ITBP Jawans at Harshil, Garhwal, Uttarakhand

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The prime minister Narendra Modi visited the historic ancient temple of Kedarnath for fourth time and met the Indian Army Jawans manning our Indo China border in the lowest temperature which goes into minus in the evening hours.

The prime minister also celebrated Deepawali with the Army Jawans at Harshil, in Garhwal, Uttarakhand before participating in the rituals and the arti at the Lord Kedarnath Temple. He distributed sweets to the Jawans, boasted their morale and posed for photographs with the jawans and officers safeguarding our porous borders under extreme odd and challenging climatic conditions. Prime minister Narendra Modi is a devout Hindu and a committed desciple of Lord Shiva. He has special attachment with Lord Kedarnath where he is visiting for the fourth time seeking His blessings.

Prior to becoming the CM and the prime minister Mr Narendra Modi meditated on the banks of the Ganga tributaries here and stayed in the vicinity of Lord Shiva for two months or so but then there was nobody to take notice of the future Gujarat CM and the prime minister of the largest democracy of the world. In 2013 when Kedarnath suffered a massive deluge related ecological catastrophe killing thousands it was Modi who had then requested the Uttarakhand’s Congress party governments’ CM Vijay Bahuguna to give the responsibility of the renovation and rehabilitation of the destroyed Kedarnath Temple and its vicinity but was refused. However, now the former Congress CM Vijay Bahuguna is today in BJP at the mercy of the prime minister.

Modi had been celebrating Deepawali in the Border areas with the Army Jawans every year after his becoming the prime minisyer of India. Last year he was in Himachal China Border and earlier in Jammu and Kashmir LOC. This being the election year as the general elections of 2019 are due after eight months and five states already going to polls next months prime minister Narendra Modi’s visit at the historic Kedarnath Temple in Garhwal, Uttarakhand is bound to have an impact on the majority community voters in tbe poll bound states.

Meanwhile the Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Aditya Nath too is in Ayodhya today celebrating Deepawali amidst three lakhs Deepawali lamps illuminating the land of Lord Rama’s birthplace. Yogi Aditya Nath has already cleared the proposal for constructing the biggest statue of Lord Rama in Ayodhya with the cost of more than Rs. 700 crores clarifying that the govt would discuss and clear all the constitutional bottlenecks.The prime minister Narendra Modi has broken all records being the PM having visited the maximum number of temples and religious places all over the country.

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Prime minister Narendra Modi pays obeisance to God of miracles ! Presents’ keys of houses to underpriviledged

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Prime minister Narendra Modi had visited maximum number of temples in and outside the country being a devout Hindu and is very particular to visit historic religious shrines where ever he goes.

Though he also visits Mosques, Gurudwaras and churches but during his tenure as the prime minister his visits to various temples, particularly the historic religious shrines like Kedarnath n Badrinath temples in Uttarakhand, historic Pashupati Nath n Janki Devi Temple in Nepal, Somnath temple in Gujarat, temples of Varanasi in his parliamentary constituency and in various Hindu temples abroad as well, including getting their modernisation done, have been maximum, rather record breaking as a prime minister.

His visit to the Shiva temple in Oman n Abhu dhabi including Budhist and Hindu temples in Singapore were widely publicised in the past. The prime minister presented 2500 kilograms of Sandalwood at Pashupatinath temple in Nepal earlier.

Being a devout Hindu prime minister Narendra Modi has visited the maximum numbers of temples in the country as compared to other prime ministers India say sources. In the historic Kedarnath temple which was the victim of the huge deluge and the catastrophic disaster in June 2013, the prime minister Narendra Modi has contributed by way of announcing various developmental works like roads, guest houses n Dharamshalas for the tourists and the pundits of the sanctum santorium, the work on which have been almost completed by now.

He is likely to visut Kedarnath shortly again for Lord Shiva’s obiesance and also to acknowledge the report about the works’ completion. The prime minister Narendra Modi had years ago, when he was not holding any office had taken refuge here as a saint for several months and had medidated with full dedication as a mark of respect to the Lord Shiva.

Since then Prime minister Narendra Modi have deep faith in Lord Shiva especially towards Baba Kedarnath. He therefore never forgets to visit this historic shrine, come what may. While the prime minister Modi was the CM of Gujarat in 2013 and when he visited the shrine after the ecological catastrophe he’d requested the Uttarakhand government n the then chief minister Vijay Bahuguna to give him the total charge of the renovation and modernisation of the Kedarnath temple and its surroundings on Gujarat government’s expense but the former rejected his proposal n the subsequent governments thereafter carried out the repairs n rehabilitation job.

Today, prime minister Narendra Modi visited globally prominent Shrine of Shridhi Sai Baba on the occassion of the completion of hundred years of Baba’s salvation. ( death) called taking Samadhi.

He alongwith the chief minister of Maharashta paid his obeisance at the Samadhi temple at Shridhi befor taking part in the rituals at Sanctum Sanctorum of the Sai Baba Samadhi Temple Complex in the presence of hundreds of thousands of the Sai devotees convereged at the venue from all over the country and abroad.

The prime minister also addressed a huge gathering of people on the ocassion of pious Vijay Dashmi, the hindu festival symbolic of the victory of the truth over lies or evils, (Dushehra Day) and handed over the keys to several owners of the low cost housing scheme flats under the prime minister’s Housing Scheme in Shridhi, one of his flagship programmes for the poor and the down troddens of the country under his dynamic initiative of housing for all till 2022.

It may be recalled that the Sai Temple was recognised as a trust in 1922 and it has hundreds of crores as a deposit from the donations its recieves daily from Sai devotees from India and abroad.

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Navratri 2018: 5 Navratri Mouth Watering Recipe You Can Enjoy While Observing Fasting

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Nine day festival season is in full swing are filled with devotion and reverence.

Symbolizing victory of positivity over negativity, Navratri  explicated as ‘nine nights’ and the most celebrated Hindu festival devoted to Goddess Durga symbolizing purity and power.

Navratri festival combines puja and fasting and is followed by celebrations for nine consecutive days and nights.

With Navratri, the festival of peace, joy & prosperity, the celebration are incomplete without sweets and food in traditional India.

Join in and experiment this mouth watering dishes with different flavours and spices.

1.      Shakarkandi Chaat

Shakarkandi Chaat

Fruit chaats are always goodto have during Navratri, this time tried the shakarkandi chaat? Made with boiled sweet potatoes and topped with rock salt, chaat masala and lemon,  shakarkandi chaat is one of the most popular Navratri special foods.

2.    Sama ke chawal Uttapam

Sama ke chawal Uttapam

Sama ke chawal ka uttapam is a fasting recipe which can be made best navratri festivals durind fasting. It provides lots of nutrients and is considered to be one of the most digestible and non-allergenic grains.

3.    Sabudana Kheer

Sabudana Kheer

The amazing festive dessert made with sabudana) is a vrat classic. Flavored with saffron cardamom and topped with some nuts.  Serve at a dinne rparty on special occasions or juts make it as a post dinner dessert. It’s a quick and simple snack or breakfast to make.

4. Kuttu ke atta ki puri

Kuttu Atta ki Puri
These puris made with Kuttu ka Atta are the best accompaniments to Aloo Tamatar Bhaji. You can also have this with a bowl of chilled curd.

5.  Sabudana Vada

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Sabudana vada is a crispy, delicious and light snack that is usually prepared during the fasting days on Navratri festival. You can also have this with green chutney.

On this auspicious festival, NewsViewsNetwork wishes everyone a very Happy Navratri.

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OUR GOVT IS ZERO TOLERANT TOWARDS CORRUPTION. WE’VE PUT FIFTY CORRUPTS IN JAIL : UK CM T.S.RAWAT

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The chief minister of Uttarakhand considers China as the untrustworthy neighbour and says that increasing exodus of the villigers to cities, towns and metropolises is not only the matter of greatest concern from the point of view of villages becoming devoid of population but is also worrisome because our 600 kilometre border with China will become extremely porous and insecure if population from the border villages leave Uttarakhand.

Rawat says that the inhabitants of our border villages are protecting Uttarakhand’s boundaries by helping the Army and paramilitary stationed their by providing them vital information of enemy’s excursion in the Indian territory, providing them all types of significant assistant in security matters and keeping our borders prosper and lively.

The Uttarakhand government has therefore laid special emphasis on countering the menace of migration by developing growth centres at the Gram Sabha levels so that the agricultural farming and other constructive activities are developed at the decentrilised village levels and their products are sold in the local markets under special brands in addition to empowering the villages with other facilities as well.

The Uttarakhand chief minister was answersing the questions of the interviewee in the Lok Sabha television the today i.e. on 14th August.

Speaking on wide range of subjects pertaining to Uttarakhand with sufficient ease and confidence Rawat said: the 18 year state has made galloping progress during his one and a half year tenure with the enhancement in health facilities in the interior district hospitals of Uttarakhand by doubling the numbers of doctors and providing every hospital with the ICU and other facilities like E radiology and E medicines. The process is an ongoing one and will take some more time to continue.

On being asked about the difference in achievements during his last ione and a half year tenure UK CM Rawat said that when we went for the election our primary issue was development of the state and eradication of corruption. I can say with full confidence that during my little tenure of just 1and a 1/2 year I have drastically hit on corruption and put 50 corrupt officials in jail which includes about 22 officials ofthe NH 74 scam of worth 225 crores. The day I entered my office after the swraring in I ordered the NH 74 svam’s inwuiry and recommended for the CBI investigation. Had I not acted so fiercly and swiftly the scam would have reached to 300 crores.

I had very unambiguously made clear that our government is zero tolerant towards the corruption in the state. Corruptors are running heywire. Some have gone out of the country. It is forthe fist ime that the state has retrieved Rs. 5 crores from the scamsters and more are following suit. In my opinion if any state has to progress and prosper its leadership should hit the corruption first as the money ofthe poor andthe public exchequer can’t be allowed to be looted.

Regarding the incessant felling of trees in the construction of the prime minister’s flagship all weather road project in Uttarakhand and its subsequent progress the chief minister said that in Uttarakhand which is covered by forests in the 60 to 70% areas has during the past few years increased its forest cover tremendously.

He has received complaints and objections from the NGT about felling of trees but in terms of development we have to ensure that the balance of development and environment is not disturbed hence we have issued instructions to ensure that less trees are axed and for every tree cut atleast 10 trees are planted and duly maintained till they grow fully.

He said that his government has planted more than 1.5 lakh trees in the Rispana river and Kosi river basin in order to recharge these dried rivers and added that it’s an authentic information, not a populist measure.

Speaking on the primary sector of economy generation in Uttarakhand, the domestic Tourism industry, the chief minister said that we have given special impetus to this sector as our people are in large number in the hospitability industry and the services sector.

Even when prime minister Narendra Modi was on tour abroad in whichever country he travelled he was pleased to meet the chefs of Uttarakhand serving there. The Uttarakhandies are accepted all over the globe due to their sobriety, generosity, kindness , good behaviour and dedication.

Therefore our special impetus to the tourism sector will help generate employment as well as economy. During my tenure the number of tourists every six months have increased manifold as compared to the earlier figures during the previous government.

He added that in the history of India it was during his government’s tenure that the president Pranav Mukerjee, Ram Nath Kovind and Prime minister Narendra Modi visited Uttarakhand and Kedarnath twice.

This has helped in rebuilding the confidence of the national and foreign tourists to a great extent instilling in them the confidence about their security issues which was lacking earlier.This is a great achievement.

Speaking on the progress made in the development of the Kedarnath Shrine vicinity or precints where the prime minister has taken special interest, Trivendra Singh Rawat said that during his tenure of less than two years the Kedarpuri precints have been fully developed. The PM wanted to fully renovate the Adi Shankaracharya’s Samadhi behind the Kedarnath temple and construction of the full fleged library on the life and outstanding works of this great seer who made the temple about more than ten decades ago.

Modiji desired that people should be made aware of the great seer’s works, achievements and moral values. The work on this museum on Adishankaracharya is almost complete.

Modiji also wanted that few caves and centres be constructed on the uperside of Kedarnath temple for meditation. The work is going on on a war footing.

Rawat said that even the former Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat appreciated his government’s performance of the excellent rennovation work going on in Kedarnath when he visited Kedarpuri few monthsag with a binocular in his hands.

In addition Dharamshalas for tourists and the temple pujaries have been completed and 8 to ten metres wide hi tech roads are also adding to the glamour of this religious and spiritual township added Rawat.

Summing up, the chief minister said that his government’s basic and primary object is: development and getting the state rid of corruption. Pointing ou few of the achievements he said that while the state government is constructing an international convention centre at Rishikesh in an area of about 20000 hectares recently purchased from the central government it has also started using the pine needles (which are extremely hazardpus for our lands and environment and highly prone to spread of fire in the jungles thus extensively harming our flora and fauna) for extracting Taard ( chemical) from them to be further used for manufacturing Charcoal in roads contruction and other types of bio fuels like petrol from pine needle etc for various productive activities.

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SUNIL GAWASKAR REFUSES TO GO TO PAKISTAN, SIDHU TOO PLEASED TO PARTICIPATE IN IMRAN’S OATH TAKING CEREMONY! DEBATES ON

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The former skipper of the Indian Cricket team Sunil Gavaskar has refused to attend the swearing in ceremony of his old friend, the former Pakistan Cricket Captain and the twenty first prime minister elect of Pakistan to be sworn in at Islamabad on 18th August.

The reason given by him was his pre occupation in the test matches as a commentator on 18th in England. Sunil Gavaskar’s denial to attend this historic swearing in of Imran Khan in Pakistan is being highly appreciated and lauded by one and all in India especially the saffron party and the present political dispensation at the centre and about twenty states of the country.

Though the reason given by the former skipper of the Indian team is quite genuine and true as Sunil Gawaskar would be in England on 18th of August due to his being the commentator in the India versus England test series starting on 18th till 22nd August political analysts say that by refusing to accept the invitation of the the Pakistan’s prime minister elect’s swearing in ceremony Gawaskar has also given a huge rebuff to the enemy country and its anti India policies thus winning the hearts of billions of Indians around the globe.

Since it was the invitation from a friend ex captain of Pakistan cricket team to the former Indian skipper on extremely personal terms, Sunil Gavaskar could have easily obliged the former by cancelling his trip to England but he did’ nt do so proving himself to be a true nationalist in the language of the saffron party that rules the country at the centre and in over twenty states of the country.

Meanwhile the former Indian batsman, MP and now minister in the Congress government of Punjab has created a furore by saying that if allowed he will be extremely pleased to attend the swearing in ceremony of the former Pakistan skipper and the PM elect Imran Khan’s swearing ceremony in Islamabad, Pakistan to usher in a new chapter offriendship between the two neighbouring countries always at loggerheads.

On being questioned by journalists about his intention to visit Pakistan after the former Indian skipper Sunil Gawaskar refused to oblige Imran Khan, Navjyot Singh Sidhu said that he would love to go to Pakistan, if permitted as this would usher in opening the doors for a renewed friendship between the warring nations who are at loggerheads for a long time. Sidhu even gave Imran Khan a certificate terming him a man of character to the utter dismay, surprise and shock of all.

There had also been reports that the Indian Ambassador to Pakistan would be presenting a cricket bat to Imran Khan as a diplomatic goodwill gesture for reopening of the friendship dialogues between both the nations who could not see each other eye to eye since long with incessant killings going on in the Indo Pak border and Kashmir at the behest of Pakistan Army and the ISI since long.

The refusal of Sunil Gavaskar and the interest of Navjyot Singh Siddhu to attend the swearing in ofTehrike Insaaf chief Imran Khan has opened serious debates in various television channels of the country with some appreciating Sidhu’s move as a purely friendly gesture while his antagonists terming it as an initiative to supportthe India’s hardened enemy nation and its prime minister.

However, the another Indian skipper Kapil Dev and Bollywood actor Amir Khan have not yet issued any statement in this context whether they intend to go to Pakistan on 18th August in Imran Khan’s swearing in ceremony or not.

It may be recalled that the Tehrike Insaf chief and former Pakistan skipper Imran Khan who had been extremely critical of India during the entire election campaign to beget votes had after scoring the victory over his immediate political rivals like PML-N and PPP has said in the media interviews that he is looking forward for the better friendly relations with neighbouring India and if India puts one step forward his government will come out with two steps forward sunce he has lots of friends in India especially in the cricketing fraternity.

He even said that the Indian media has made him the villain of Bollywoofd for no reason. But on Kashmir issue he never relented and said that its the core issue of Pakistan where human rights violations have become the order of the day. He extented four specific invitations for his swearing in to his Indian crickter friends viz. Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev and Navjyot Singh Sidhu ( all cricketers) and  Bollywood actor Amir Khan.

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Diwali is the festival of lights and happiness. But most of us are really confused what new thing to do to make our Diwali more exciting.

So this year here are some exciting ways to make homemade colorful diyas.

BUDGET: not so expensive

MATERIALS REQUIRED:

  1. BLANK DIYAS
  2. GLUE
  3. TOOTHPICKS/STICKS
  4. ACRYLIC PAINT
  5. PAINT BRUSHES
  6. MARKERS
  7. STONES/ DECORATION MATERIAL

STEP 1. Soak the diyas in water and leave for 1-2 hours. After that, you can paint the diyas according to your choice of color, so that it may look colorful and most beautiful.

STEP 2. After the paint has dried, spread some glue on the rim of the diyas and paste some decoration material and stone on them.

STEP 3. You can make colorful designs according to you to make them attractive.

STEP 4. For more decoration, you can paint the sides of the diya with golden paint.

STEP 5. You can spread that gold paint perfectly with a toothpick or a stick to make it neat.

STEP 6. For having a multi-colored diya you can divide the diya into two equal parts and paint it in different colors.

STEP 7. After everything is done accordingly leave the diyas for some time and then they are ready to use/gift to anyone.

These are some of the easy ways to make colorful home made diyas, and painting diyas has been an old tradition and it’s fun to do especially on the festival of lights Diwali.

You can easily make colorful diyas by following these steps and can make your Diwali rocking

WISHING YOU A VERY HAPPY DIWALI!

 

 

 

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