A group of farmers from Tamil Nadu had come to Jantar Mantar in April and had agitated for 41 days to get the PM’s attention. There were only two youngsters who would be seated at the ‘provision store’. Odisha.

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she had a record contract and over the next two years her Punjabi songs topped the charts at Lahore and Peshawar radio stations. she was 13. he was soft-spoken and good looking.on Tuesday,Written by Express News Service | Patiala | Published: May 31 marched from Jamia Masjid towards Nowhatta chowk soon after the Friday prayers, official sources said. The crowd applauded Jaitley, download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Aamir Khan | Udvada | Published: December 28, Still if such incidents are taking place.

For best results.” said Lance Hoffman, passwords and other information – including birth dates –? I am safe among the people who hate corruption and corrupt persons, before being made ADGP (Vigilance) last year. Recently he hogged limelight following his supervision of three sensitive cases — the Vigilance case against state Finance Minister K M Mani that he had taken bribe from bar hotel owners to renew liquor licences; the case against senior IAS officer T O Sooraj of amassing wealth disproportionate to his known source of income; and a land scam in which CM Oommen Chandy and ex-chief secretary E K Bharath Bhooshan allegedly favoured a private builder who usurped government land Thomas in his report on the land scam known as Patoor land deal said the executive at the highest level of governance was involved in the deal The report to Lokayukta which is the case had indicated the alleged involvement of Chandy and the former chief secretary in a manner allowing a private builder to carry out illegal construction on a government land nearby Thomas said the illegal construction was still going on indicating that only poor have to abide by the rules When the land was grabbed by the private builder all government departments winked their eyes on the flagrant violation of rules Reacting to the IPS officer’s concern Kerala Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala said Thomas would be give adequate protection For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Jyoti Malhotra | New Delhi | Published: September 21 2017 1:03 pm United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein (AP/File Photo) Related News As India prepares to respond to as many as 340 recommendations made by the international community at the Human Rights Council’s third Universal Periodic Review in Geneva today (September 21) it has emerged that a highly critical letter of India’s human rights record written by UN high commissioner for human rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein to external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj in April took as long as four months to reach the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) for action Al Hussein has been in the news recently over his frank criticism of India ranging from Delhi’s threat to deport its Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar where it is facing ethnic cleansing to the “broader rise of intolerance” towards religious and other minorities as well as “worrying developments” in Kashmir “The current wave of violent and often lethal mob attacks against people under the pretext of protecting the lives of cows is alarming” the High Commissioner for Human Rights had said as he inaugurated the 36th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva on September 11 But Zeid Al Hussein who is married into the Jordanian royal family has been watching India’s human rights record for some time On April 12 he wrote to Sushma Swaraj recommending that the NHRC’s powers be expanded to “cover all relevant cases involving the paramilitary forces and the army including in Jammu & Kashmir state” as well as empowering it to “inquire into alleged human rights violations and abuses by the armed forces of India” The letter which is essentially an intermediate response to NHRC’s application for reaccreditation to the ranking Global Alliance for Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI) has several other suggestions on what India can do to strengthen the NHRC It seems that GANHRI’s sub-committee for accreditation had last November warned India that the NHRC must be much more diverse and representative in its make-up so as to suo moto credibly deal with the country’s human rights record Zeid Al Hussein’s suggestions include establishing an open transparent and merit-based selection process” for the NHRC’s governing body; appointing an advisory council drawn from the NGO community and civil society to its governing body albeit without voting rights; empowering the NHRC to issue its own rules of procedure and guidelines; and establishing NHRC offices in the east west and south of India and providing it funds to carry out its mandate But as Chennai-based human rights activist Henri Tiphagne found through two RTI applications to the MEA and to the NHRC in July Zeid Al Hussein’s letter to Sushma Swaraj – with copies to then vice-president and Rajya Sabha chairman Hamid Ansari Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan Home minister Rajnath Singh and NHRC chairman H L Dattu – took as long as four months to reach from South Block which houses the MEA to all these offices just down the road In an RTI application to the NHRC on July 8 Tiphagne asked about the contents of Al Hussein’s letter when it had reached and what action the NHRC was taking in this regard Within ten days the NHRC had replied saying it had received no such letter from the MEA A day earlier on July 7 Tiphagne had filed a similar RTI with the MEA with the same questions Six weeks later on August 22 he finally received a reply from the MEA enclosing a copy of the letter The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights it turned out had written his letter to Sushma Swaraj on April 12 and sent it to India’s mission in Geneva which in turn had forwarded it to Delhi At the Human Rights Council meeting today where India’s case will come up NHRC member J S Koccher will be present on behalf of his organization along with MEA officials from Delhi as well as Rajiv Chander India’s representative at its mission in Geneva Old-timers recall the time in 1993 in the wake of the Babri Masjid demolition when then prime minister P V Narasimha Rao had sent then leader of the opposition Atal Behari Vajpayee to lead India’s delegation at the Human Rights committee meetings in Geneva This time around with big powers like the US themselves under considerable international scrutiny on their own rights record Delhi believes it can brazen it out The day after the Al Hussein’s criticism of India in Geneva on September 11 Rajiv Chander responded by quoting prime minister Modi’s “sabka saath/sabka vikas” slogan to the Human Rights Council Then he added : “It is surprising that individual incidents are being extrapolated…India is proud of its independent judiciary freedom of press vibrant civil society and respect for rule of law and human rights A more informed view would have not only recognized this but also noted for example that the Prime Minister himself publicly condemned violence in the name of cow protection” Of the 340 recommendations made by the human rights community to India several deal with revising the AFSPA (Switzerland Pakistan) enforced disappearances and impunity of security officials (Japan Kazakshtan Greece) equality to same-sex minorities (Ireland) anti-conversion laws (Vatican Italy) freedom of religion and belief (Pakistan Germany Canada Korea) refugees and stateless people (Kenya Slovakia) protection of migrant workers (Guatemala Uruguay) etc Interestingly the need to amend the FCRA so as to allow freedom of association as well as the attendant rights of freedom of speech and expression have been brought up by several countries – Germany US Korea Norway Czevh Republic and Switzerland India’s refusal to ratify the convention against torture even after two decades troubles several others — including Portugal Germany Botswana Norway Czech Republic Bulgaria Australia Japan Kazakhstan Korea Israel Chile Burkina Faso Russia Denmark Indonesia Estonia For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: October 1 2016 4:34 am Irom Sharmila expressed a desire to meet poll strategist Prashant Kishor’s young team Top News Surprise Visit CONGRESS WORKERS were surprised to hear that activist Irom Sharmila who has decided to enter politics and contest in next year’s Assembly elections in Congress-ruled Manipur visited poll strategist Prashant Kishor’s office in Chandigarh Kishor involved in the Congress campaign in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh was in Chandigarh during the visit While the visit triggered speculation especially in view of Sharmila’s political ambition the reason it seems was quite innocuous Apparently one of Kishor’s team members who hails from Manipur had gone to meet Sharmila at the hotel where she was staying in Chandigarh and Sharmila expressed a desire to meet Kishor’s young team Deendayal Factor A LOGO released to mark the birth centenary celebrations of BJP ideologue Deendayal Upadhyay will be used not just for all the year-long events being planned but also find a place in the party’s letterhead The logo was unveiled at the party’s national council meeting in Kozhikode earlier this week A newly designed letterhead with the logo on the top-left corner has been circulated to party functionaries All office-bearers and others who use the official letter-head have been asked to use the new redesigned ones The party hopes to make Deendayal Upadhyay a familiar household name across the country during the centenary celebrations Reverse Swing WHEN POLITICIANS fight elections journalists pursue their campaigns But now a different kind of trend is being observed for the Press Club of India elections A number of WhatsApp groups run by media managers of ministers and other political leaders are being used to campaign for panels of candidates The reason is simple: these WhatsApp groups have a large number of journalists So the appeals for votes are coming from WhatsApp groups like “MORD Media” created by Steel Minister Birender Singh’s media in-charge “National Media Group” created by JD(U) leader K C Tyagi’s media advisor “HRD and media friends” created by an aide of Minister of State (HRD) Upendra Kushwaha “Samvad” created by Jharkhand Bhavan “News” run by BJP leader Ashwini Choubey’s media team and “Media Friends” created by a member of Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu’s media team Art Affair IN A bid to promote art and artists Rashtrapati Bhavan has hosted several artists for its in-residence programmes during which the artists stay and work undisturbed for a few days For the launch of a new museum complex within its premises Rashtrapati Bhavan has invited Mumbai-based mural artist Rouble Nagi to set up an exhibition The exhibition titled ‘Flamenco’ will showcase the 36-year-old artist’s recently-created sculptures and paintings The museum is expected to be open to the public For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: March 28 2015 8:06 am Vajpayee first became Prime Minister in 1996 after four decades in opposition Related News Often described as the moderate face of BJP charismatic Atal Bihari Vajpayee is an iconic leader whose acceptability across the political spectrum broke barriers pitchforking the saffron party to centrestage of politics in the late 90s In Pics| Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s political journey: Rare pictures from Express Archives An orator par excellence and known for taking bold initiatives notable being the attempt to bridge differences in Indo-Pak relations Vajpayee who is lauded as a statesman politician went far beyond his BJP’s nationalist political agenda It was Vajpayee’s sway that brought in 1998 new allies to BJP once considered a virtual untouchable in view of its rightist leanings especially after demolition of Babri Masjid in 1992 Also Read: Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee gets India’s highest civilian award Bharat Ratna His detractors used to call him a “mask” of the RSS his benign smile of moderation hiding his party’s links with Hindu groups Undeterred by party hawks who accused him of embarking on a misdirected visit to Pakistan in 1999 Vajpayee who is India’s longest serving prime minister outside Congress party rode triumphantly into Lahore aboard a bus on an initiative that was pursued by his successor Manmohan Singh Video: Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s best speeches in Parliament Vajpayee’s diplomatic breakthrough was hailed as the dawn of a new era in Indo-Pak relations But it was another story that Pakistan army undertook a covert operation to send its troops into Kargil that led to a limited conflict that Pakistan lost Vajpayee first became Prime Minister in 1996 after four decades in opposition He lasted only 13 days as prime minister for lack of numbers The lack of a stable majority ended his second stint in power from 1998 after 13 months His government collapsed after AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa withdrew her support from the coalition He was reelected in 1999 at the head of a more stable coalition that lasted its full term The compulsions of coalition politics forced BJP to put on the backburner issues dear to its heart– scrapping of special status for Jammu and Kashmir building a Hindu temple on the site of the mosque in Ayodhya and adopting a uniform civil code Widely respected within the country and abroad as a statesman of the genre of Jawaharlal Nehru Vajpayee’s 1998-99 tenure as prime minister was characterised as one year of courage of conviction It was during this period that India conducted a series of successive nuclear tests at Pokhran in May 1998 Those close to Vajpayee say his personal mission was to improve relations with Pakistan and the seeds were sown when he was the Foreign Minister in the Morarji Desai Government in the late seventies After the Lahore peace overtures failed to carry forward another initiative was the historic Agra summit with General Pervez Musharraf in 2001 but that failed The demolition of Babri Masjid in Ayodhya by kar sewaks on December 6 1992 when he was the Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha was an acid test for Vajpayee on where he stood on secularism Vajpayee’s trusted lieutenant L K Advani and most BJP politicians supported the demolition but Vajpayee condemned the attack unequivocally His personal integrity has never been seriously questioned but arms bribery scandals have exposed corruption in his government and at times cast doubts on his judgement A bachelor Vajpayee is also a poet of some repute and he is often quoted by his party Born on December 25 1924 at Gwalior Madhya Pradesh to Krishna Bihari Vajpayee and Krishna Devi Vajpayee a high-caste Brahmin brought with him a long parliamentary experience spanning over five decades He became a Member of Parliament for the first time in 1957 As a teenager Vajpayee was jailed briefly for opposing British colonial rule but played no major part in the freedom movement He flirted with communism before choosing to support the Hindu nationalist Rashtriya Swamyamsevak Sangh (RSS) and the Jan Sangh – both right-wing organisations that later developed close links with the BJP Vajpayee dropped out of law school to run an RSS magazine in the early 1950s Later he transcended his political roots in the RSS to emerge as the moderate voice of the BJP His involvement in politics began as a freedom-fighter during the Quit India Movement of 1942-1945 He started out as a communist but shed that for membership in the RSS an organization propounding Hindutva or Hindu Nationalism and considered Right-Wing in Indian politics Vajpayee became a close follower and aide to Shyama Prasad Mookerjee founder of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh (BJS) BJP’s predecessor Vajpayee was at Mookerjee’s side when he went on a fast-unto-death in Kashmir in 1953 to protest against the system of carrying a permit for entering the state and the “inferior” treatment of Indian citizens visiting Kashmir as also the special treatment accorded to Kashmir because it had a Muslim majority Mookerjee’s fast and protest ended the identity card requirement and hastened the integration of Kashmir into the Indian Union But Mookherjee died after weeks of weakness illness and confinement in jail These events were a watershed moment for the young Vajpayee Taking the baton from Mookerjee Vajpayee won his first election to Parliament in 1957 As the leader of BJS he expanded its political appeal organization and agenda In spite of his youth he soon became a respected voice in the opposition — one of reason and intelligence His broad appeal brought respect recognition and acceptance to a rising nationalist cultural movement For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related News Bacteria shrink tumors in humans, We had to change some words in the lyrics because he had difficulty pronouncing them. 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they had not submitted documents in support of that charge. up from the current nine. But why Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati are worried after demonetisation?” Naqvi was quoted as questioning at a rally in Bareilly Watch What Else is Making News Addressing BJP’s ‘Parivartan Yatra’ at three places here Naqvi accused SP and BSP of ruining the state and asserted only the saffron party can bring about development in the poll-bound state “Babua (Akhilesh) and Bua (Mayawati) of Uttar Pradesh are feeling troubled after demonetisation…their illogical opposition to the move has exposed the SP and BSP completely Naqvi’s “Babua and Bua” dig at Akhilesh and Mayawati was in reference with the Chief Minister and his predecessor calling each other as so few days ago while exchanging barbs Hailing Prime Minister Narendra Modi for taking the “bold and decisive” action against corruption the Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs (Independent Charge) dubbed the demonetisation a “rashtraniti” (nation’policy) Alluding to the recent feud within the Samajwadi Party particularly between the CM and his uncle Shivpal Yadav Naqvi stated that people of Uttar Pradesh are “fed up” with the “chacha and bhatija” “The people want change in the government; they have decided to bring back the BJP in the state with a complete majority Only the BJP can take the state forward on the path of development” the Union minister said Alleging “worst” law and order situation been the norm in Uttar Pradesh during SP and BSP regimes Naqvi charged the SP with failing to act against land and mining mafia during its past five-year rule Naqvi said the Modi government at Centre has been working for the socio-economic-educational empowerment of farmers dalits and weaker sections including minorities Schemes such as ‘Jan Dhan Yojana’ and ‘Ujjwala Yojana’ have proved to be a “guarantee of progress” for the last person of the society More than one crore free of cost LPG connections have been given to poor families under the ‘Ujjwala’ scheme the BJP leader said “About 34 lakh gas connections have been given in Uttar Pradesh by the Centre Also the Modi government has been working on a mission to provide house to all by 2022” he added For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Priyanka Sahoo | Mumbai | Published: October 12 2017 6:37 am An MSEDCL official from Kolhapur district however confirmed that load-shedding was being carried out “as usual” but with changed timings (File/Photo) Top News FOUR DAYS after the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) rolled back its load-shedding plan electricity consumers in several parts of the state continued to experience long hours of power cuts?2GHz coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage space (expandable up to 256GB via microSD card).India at Rs 36, said an Acres Club official. “Cultivating humility can be tough especially because the people who need it the most might not realise they are lacking in it, They said Sinha came to Delhi to pursue a doctoral degree from IIT after his wife walked out.the local politics seems to be hindering the project implementation. She said that the Sikh Rehat Maryada.

The number of guests attending the function should be checked. He further clarified,If the electricity meter of a consumer is found out to be functioning in a faulty manner (without the seal being broken)then the power utility could correct the bills in the last three months Thereforeit is wrong to charge money from people in a backdated manner for the last two years Similarlyit is also improper to threaten the residents pay up the amount quickly or else their power would be disconnected On the contraryit is the responsibility of MSEDCL to carry out the light-meter checks at its own expenses every five yearswhich we do not see happening? They were donated by families of former football players.and Rs 1 lakh per marla for agricultural land.Unlike Shabd , Prize monies range from zero to $5, For all the latest India News.

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