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No toilet, no prem katha: Village panchayat in UP says girls won't marry into homes that don't have loos 22.10.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
Seeking to uphold the dignity of women, a village panchayat in western Uttar Pradesh's Baghpat district decided on Sunday not to marry off their daughters to people in villages where there are no toilets. Talking about the unanimous decision of the panchayat of Bigwada village in the district, around 40 km from Delhi, village head Arvind declared that those going against the decision will be socially ostracised. He justified the decision by terming open defecation being against the dignity of a woman. "If someone do not have money for construction of a toilet, they could avail benefits of government schemes for the same," he ...
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Rs 544-cr Tata Trust funding for cancer care in State 22.10.2017 The Assam Tribune
Rs 544-cr Tata Trust funding for cancer care in State
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Govind Dev ji Temple to develop under the Krishna Circuit 22.10.2017 DNA: Top News
Capital’s most spiritual, Govind Dev ji Temple will be developed as a tourist and spiritual place under the Jaipur Smart City Mission. Sri Krishna Smart Circuit will develop the  temple, connecting it to Tadkeshwar temple. Jaipur Smart City Limited (JSCL) has prepared the Detail Project Report (DPR) for the same, while the tender  for the project will be invited by December. Notably, Govind Dev ji is one of the main Krishna temples in the country which is visited by lakhs of tourists every year. Based on the importance of the temple, JSCL has included it in the Area Best Development(ABD) plan of Shri Krishna Smart Circle under the smart city mission. Like the Govind Dev ji temple, Gopinath temple located in the Purani Basti is of great spiritual importance as well. It is also called the the Chhota Govind Dev ji. Hence the Gopinath temple will also be added in the Shri Krishna Smart Circle. Krishna Circuit project is a part of GOI’s ‘Swadesh Darshan’ scheme of re-discovering one’s own country. The circuit ...
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Fatwa against women for worshipping Ram 22.10.2017 DNA: Opinion
After banning selfies, shaping eyebrows, and hair-cutting, Darul Uloom Deoband has now ousted about a dozen Muslim women who worshipped Lord Ram on Diwali and participated in an Aarti function in Varanasi, the parliamentary constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Infuriated over the Varanasi event, Darul Iftaa, the fatwa factory of Darul Uloom Deoband, issued a fatwa ousting Muslim women who indulged in idol worship. "Worship of anyone except Allah is banned in Islam, which does not allow idol worship. The act of these Muslim women is anti-Islamic and they are ousted from Islam with immediate effect," said Mufti Taikh Qashmi. Qashmi added that these Muslim women may embrace Islam again, if they sought an apology from Allah and read Kalma to complete the Islamic purification process. These women, members of Muslim Women Foundation, had organised a function on the eve of Diwali, worshiped Lord Ram and had also performed Aarti. The Muslim Women Foundation has been organising the programme since 2006 ...
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RSS leader shot dead in UP town 22.10.2017 DNA: Opinion
After recent killings of RSS functionaries in Kerala and Punjab, another RSS leader was gunned down in Uttar Pradesh's Ghazipur. Local journalist for a national Hindi daily 35-year-old Rajesh Mishra, who was also the head of the Karanda block in the district, succumbed to bullet wounds on Saturday morning after four motorcycle-borne miscreants opened fire. Mishra's younger brother Amitesh too sustained bullet injuries and was rushed to Varanasi for treatment. He was said to be critical at the time of this report going to press. The crime took place at the Brahmanpura Chatti. Police say an FIR has been registered against the yet to be identified assailants. "We are waiting for the statement of his brother and family members. Business rivalry seems to be the motive behind the killings. However, we are investigating the case from other angles also," district police chief Somen Varma said. IG Deepak Ratan reached the spot and formed five police teams to nab the assailants. According to reports, Rajesh and ...
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Journalists & RSS activists not safe in UP 22.10.2017 DNA: Opinion
The local RSS unit of Ghazipur has no faith in the UP BJP government led by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. After the RSS SahKaryavah of Karanda block in Ghazipur was gunned down on Saturday morning, the Sangh volunteers went on a rampage in the local market in Brahmanpura area to protest the killing. RSS media incharge of Saidpur in Ghazipur, Manoj Kumar Yadav said journalists and RSS workers were unsafe in the Yogi regime. "Since the Yogi government came to power in UP, journalists and RSS activists are not safe. We were not safe before and we are not safe now. As you can see there have been so many killings, here in UP as well as across the country," Yadav said. Furious that no BJP leader reached the crime scene or contacted Rajesh Mishra's family even several hours later, Yadav said the BJP was in a habit of forgetting its workers once it came into power. "Even after so many hours, we have not heard from any BJP leader — local or otherwise," he said. "The uselessness of these people [BJP leaders] is ...
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Top 10 killers in India 21.10.2017 DNA: Opinion
The Global Burden of Disease study, released last month, provides shocking insights into what is causing deaths and disabilities among people — as many as 328 diseases in 195 countries continue to kill and cripple. India, one of the most populous nations, figures starkly in the study, which also measures injuries and risk factors. The top 10 killers in India range from Ischemic Heart Disease (IHD), or a simple heart attack, to tuberculosis. If India has to realistically move towards achieving the World Health Organisation (WHO)-recommended Universal Health Coverage (UHC) guidelines, it will have to provide much better preventive, clinical and financial services to reduce the number of deaths and disabilities. 1 Ischemic Heart Disease (IHD) causes 17.8% of all deaths Heart attacks killed more people in India than any other cause in 2005, and it remained the biggest killer in 2016. It has been a decade since the disturbing trend of heart attacks striking people below 40 started in India. The Outpatient ...
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Diwali 2017: Clean environment should not be the responsibility of the Supreme Court, says Assocham 21.10.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
In the wake of rising pollution due to bursting of firecrackers, industry body Assocham today said clean environment should be a combined responsibility of the Centre, state governments, civil society and public at large, and not of the apex court alone. The industry body said enforcement of the Supreme court order banning sale of firecrackers should have been ensured by the Union Environment Ministry, Delhi government, the state governments of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana in the entire NCR. Air pollution in the capital soared to alarming levels on Diwali night, reaching as much as five times over the safe limit because of bursting of firecrackers despite a Supreme Court ban on their sale in the NCR, said a survey. "The economic interest of the traders and the manufacturers was involved but once the Supreme Court banned sale of fire crackers, the enforcement of the order should have been ensured by the Union Environment Ministry, Delhi Government, state governments of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana in the entire ...
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Vilification of Taj Mahal shows BJP's intolerance: Kerala CM P Vijayan 21.10.2017 DNA: India
The Left parties on Saturday said the vilification of the Taj Mahal by BJP leaders exposed their "intolerance" towards matters they could not associate themselves with. Inaugurating a 'Jana Jagaran Jatha' organised by the ruling CPI-M led Left Democratic Front (LDF) here, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan flayed the statement of BJP leader Vinay Katiyar that the Taj Mahal was previously a Shiva temple. "It all started when Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath omitted the Taj Mahal from the list of important places to visit in that state. "It showed that...they cannot tolerate the name Shahjahan, who built the historic and heritage structure," he said, adding, "We have to seriously think as regards which direction our country is headed to." Attacking the BJP-RSS, the CPI(M) leader alleged that the saffron party had a "clear agenda" behind raking up the issue of Ram Temple at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh and added, "They are attempting to trigger communal tension in the country by moving towards ...
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Himachal Assembly Polls 2017: 95 candidates file their nominations taking candidate list to 195 21.10.2017 DNA: India
As many as 95 nominations were filed on Saturday for the November 9 Himachal Pradesh Assembly polls. With this, the total number of nominations filed for the polls so far has gone up to 195. The last day for filing nominations is October 23. There will be no nomination filing on Sunday. Twenty-three candidates, including state Urban Development Minister Sudhir Sharma (Dharamsala), Congress rebel Vijay Singh Mankotia (Shahpur) and former ministers Romesh Dhawala (Jawalamukhi) and Sarveen Chowdhary (Shahpur), filed their nominations from Kangra district. Fifteen candidates entered the fray from Mandi district, eleven nominees, including state Industries Minister Mukesh Agnihotri (Haroli) and state BJP chief Satpal Singh Satti (Una), filed nominations from Una district, 10 from Shimla district, seven from Chamba, six each from Solan, Hamirpur and Chamba districts, five from Sirmaur and four from Bilaspur district. Thirty-two independents and covering candidates also filed nominations on the fifth day. The ...
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Ghazipur: Local journalist, also an RSS worker shot dead, brother sustains injuries 21.10.2017 DNA: Popular News
An RSS worker was on Saturday shot dead by bike-borne assailants in Uttar Pradesh's Ghazipur and his brother suffered a bullet injury while trying to save him, police said. The three assailants brandishing firearms attacked RSS worker Rajesh Mishra (40), who is also a journalist, when he and his brother were sitting in their building material shop in Brahmanpura Chatti this morning, circle officer Hridayanad Singh said. Mishra was shot in his head. When his brother Amitesh Mishra (35) intervened, he was shot in the abdomen, Singh said. The brothers were taken to the district hospital, where Rajesh was declared brought dead, while Amitesh was referred to Varanasi for treatment. ADG Law and Order Anand Kumar said in Lucknow that two of the attackers have been identified. "Of the three assailants, two have been identified, and soon all of of them will be arrested," he added.  Earlier this week, a senior RSS worker was killed in Punjab, while Kerala has been reeling over attacks on RSS ...
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Pollutants dispersing in Delhi but air quality still bad 21.10.2017 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
The pollution board said that the situation will improve further by Sunday if favourable conditions prevail.
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PIX: Deepika, Kareena, Sonakshi at Anil Kapoor's Diwali party 21.10.2017 Rediff: Movies
Take a look at the starry arrivals.
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RSS worker shot dead in UP's Ghazipur 21.10.2017 Rediff: News
His brother suffered a bullet injury while trying to save him.
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Indians are turning into impulsive pilgrims: OYO survey 21.10.2017 New Kerala: Business India
New Delhi , Oct. 20 : A survey conducted by OYO, India's largest hospitality company has revealed that travel aspirations and technology adoption have turned Indians into impulsive pilgrims.
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UP Govt passes directive on how to greet ministers 20.10.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
In what seems to be a bid to 'empower' MPs and MLAs in Uttar Pradesh, the state's chief secretary Rajiv Kumar has passed a directive which requires all government officials to pay 'due deference' to politicians. The order also warns that if this 'deference' is not provided to the politicians, strict action will be taken against the offenders. According to the directive, which comes as part of the Protocol of Public Representatives, if MPs and MLAs come to meet senior bureaucrats, the latter must stand up and welcome them, and do the same when seeing them off. In addition, all phone calls of the people's representatives need to be taken at all times, even if the bureaucrat is in a meeting. Finally, the directive states, no officer can be the chief guest at any public function from now on, and public representatives must be invited instead. The directive has understandably kicked-up a political storm. While state BJP leaders have justified the move stating it will ensure that bureaucrats do not treat ...
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Rs 155.4 cr spent on President's safety in 4 years 20.10.2017 DNA: Top News
Rs 155.4 crore was spent in the last four years on salaries of personnel provided for the security of the President, an RTI reply has revealed. According to the reply filed in response to Lucknow-based activist Nutan Thakur's queries for the financial year 2014-15, a total of Rs 38.17 crore was spent on the salary of personnel deployed in the security, Rs 41.77 crore in 2015-16, Rs 48.35 crore in 2016-17, and Rs 27.11 crore so far in 2017-18. Rs 64.9 lakh were incurred for maintenance of the vehicles provided for the movement of sentinel in these four years, which includes Rs 15.5 lakh for 2014-15, Rs 20 lakh in 2015-16, Rs 21.8 lakh in 2016-17, and Rs 7.5 lakh in 2017-18 so far. This does not include expenses of fuel for the vehicles. The office of the DCP, Rashtrapati Bhawan, however, refused to provide the total number of security personnel and government vehicles provided to the President citing security ...
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Cleaner Diwali, Delhi air quality still turns severe 20.10.2017 DNA: Top News
The Supreme Court's ban on sale of firecrackers in the National Capital Region (NCR) to lessen health risks this year had some impact as Delhi had its cleanest Diwali in three years, but pollution levels still peaked to dangerous levels on Thursday night and on Friday morning. Air pollution in Delhi hit several times the healthy limit on Friday. A thick, toxic haze engulfed Delhi that ranks among the world's most polluted cities the next morning. People clearly managed to procure crackers both from inside and outside NCR or used old stocks. PM 2.5, particulate matter, less than 2.5 micrometers in diameter, which can be inhaled and become lodged in the lungs and blood cells, soared dangerously. Its level, in micrograms per cubic meters, was recorded at 574. As per Indian standards, PM 2.5 levels must not be above 60. However, this was much better in comparison to last year's post-Diwali smog when the air quality index (AQI) recorded PM 2.5 level as 999, beyond which no readings are available The ...
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Toll staff member critical after being shot 20.10.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
A 22-year toll tax staff member was shot at by unidentified assailants after they demanded the staffer shouldn’t not charge toll from a group of truckers at Tikri Toll plaza in South- West Delhi. Singh is believed to be critical. The incident occurred on Friday evening when Amar Singh who was stationed at one of the toll collection booths, refused to oblige the truckers. Three persons were on a bike and as Singh refused, one of them whipped out a pistol and shot at him. The accused men fled the spot immediately. Police officials are scanning the CCTV footage to ascertain the identity of the attackers. A case of attempted murder has been ...
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Shri Dharmendra Pradhan launches Piped Natural Gas (PNG) supply in Bhubaneswar 20.10.2017 Govt of india: PIB


Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Shri Dharmendra Pradhan today launched supply of Piped Natural Gas (PNG) for the residents of Bhubaneswar. With this, GAIL started supply of environment-friendly PNG to 255 houses in Nalco Nagar located at Chandrasekharpur area here.
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