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Himanta attacks Cong on Mukul turf, targets SHG scheme 24.2.2018 The Shillong Times
TURA: Senior BJP leader and Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma unleashed a fusillade of criticisms against the Congress and Mukul Sangma in the chief minister’s bastion in Ampati on Friday. Sarma, who addressed a rally at Betasing village in Ampati constituency in South West Garo Hills, used adjectives like “sloppy” and “tardy” to describe the […]
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Trouble in Lutyens' land: Babus as political fodder 24.2.2018
The breakdown of a working relationship between the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government of the National Capital Region and its officers is a seminal moment. On February 19, AAP legislators heckled, abused and allegedly assaulted chief secretary Anshu Prakash, the Delhi government"s topmost bureaucrat, at the residence of the chief minister. Both CM Arvind Kejriwal and deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia were present. The legislators allege that the chief secretary (CS) used intemperate language in the shouting match between them. Cross-first information reports have been lodged by the two rival parties with the police. Further investigations would reveal the facts. But the circumstantial evidence favours the chief secretary"s case. He was summoned to the CM"s house for discussions at around midnight. He found a group of 11 legislators and/or partymen — notably all male — assembled. He was made to sit on a sofa, sandwiched between two legislators, who subsequently assaulted ...
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Narendra Modi graft facilitator, lets scamsters flee: Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah 24.2.2018
Bengaluru: Continuing his attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah claimed on Friday that he was a facilitator for corruption as he was allowing industrialists involved in various scams to flee the country . "The BJP is a corrupt party as many of its leaders, including former Chief Minister, B.S.Yeddyurappa have gone to jail. The Narendra Modi government at the Centre is facilitating corruption by allowing industrialists like Vijay Mallya and Nirav Modi to flee the country," he charged, while replying to the discussion on the state budget in the Legislative Assembly. His speech was, however, disrupted by BJP members staging a dharna in the well of the House and claiming his government was most corrupt in the country and encouraged goondaism. The BJP ruckus began when K. Rajanna of the Congress intervened during the Chief Minister"s speech to suggest that he make a request to the Centre to ask nationalised banks to waive off farmers" ...
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Indirangar fumes over power cuts 24.2.2018
Bengaluru: Indirangar 13th main residents had to put up with long hours of power outage on Friday as Bescom took up the tree trimming and cutting work, without any prior initiation. The residents complained that there was no power between 12 noon and 6 pm and the linemen were chopping off tree branches at various places. When they approached Bescom officials, a senior supervisor said that it was a routine maintenance work and hence as a precautionary measure they had to disconnect power. "We had to trim down the trees as the branches had grown beyond the electric power lines. We had received complaints from some residents of constant power fluctuation, as the braches and leaves were coming in contact with live wires," the official said. "When branches touch a live wire, it leads to sparks and power fluctuation, and sometimes even disrupts power. Hence, we had to trim the overgrown branches," the supervisor added.  He also said it was not possible to carry out repairs without ...
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He Robbed PNB but Blamed it for Destroying His “Brand” 24.2.2018 The Shillong Times
By Amlan Home Chowdhury Unbelievable it may sound but the “Economic Powerhouse India”, as dubbed by the current Modi-led government at the Centre, witnessed 25,600 cases of bank frauds totalling Rs. 1.79 billion up to December 21, 2017. Whether India has become an “Economic Powerhouse” or not yet remains a matter of academic discussion but […]
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Time for a Socialist regime 24.2.2018 The Shillong Times
By Avner Pariat I don’t know about you but I find the rhetoric by our current MLA aspirants to be woefully ambiguous. Currently, the most trendy topics revolve around the crucial issues of unemployment (especially among the youth), the parallel issue of skills development and training, the management of resources to name just a few. […]
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Time for a Socialist regime 24.2.2018 The Shillong Times
By Avner Pariat I don’t know about you but I find the rhetoric by our current MLA aspirants to be woefully ambiguous. Currently, the most trendy topics revolve around the crucial issues of unemployment (especially among the youth), the parallel issue of skills development and training, the management of resources to name just a few. […]
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News from across the state… 24.2.2018 The Shillong Times
Order on noise pollution SHILLONG: The Meghalaya State Pollution Control Board (MSPCB) has asked drivers to be aware of the health hazards caused by noise pollution and asked them not to honk between 10pm and 6am. This follows the order of the National Green Tribunal, Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata. I can put a tough challenge […]
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Health capsules 24.2.2018 tribuneindia.com
Beetroot juice pills good for heart patients Beetroot juice supplements may help enhance exercise capacity in patients with heart failure, a study has found. Exercise capacity is a key factor linked to these patients’quality of life and even survival, said researchers. The study, published in the Journal of Cardiac Failure, examined the impact of dietary nitrate in the form of beetroot juice supplements on the exercise capacity of eight heart failure patients with reduced ejection fraction. It is a condition in which the heart muscle does not contract effectively and cannot get enough oxygen-rich blood to the body.  In about half of all heart failure patients, the ejection fraction of the heart is reduced. These patients exhibit laboured breathing, have diminished peak oxygen uptake and use more energy while exercising. The researchers found that the beetroot supplement resulted in significant increases in exercise duration, peak power and peak oxygen uptake while exercising. The results suggest that ...
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The court’s his stage 24.2.2018 tribuneindia.com
Rohit Mahajan  He combines artistry and power like no other tennis player. He’s got remarkable numbers, and yet Roger Federer continues to amaze. Becoming the world No. 1 in such a competitive sport at 36 is unbelievable. Watching Federer live is an amazing experience — live, the show is better than TV because the dimensions of the court and speed of the movement of the players are more evident. Federer’s footwork is graceful and easy on the eye; he doesn’t grunt, unlike the power-hitters, because he’s not using his full power on every stroke — he has subtler methods. This shows even in photographs  — Federer’s expression while hitting the ball is calm, as if he’s gazing at a painting, while the facial expressions of others show wide eyes, grimaces and open mouths due to the power they’re using. Unlike the likes of Rafael Nadal, who play with raw power, Federer’s methods are more pleasing to the eye — he’s the best touch player of our times. He wins points with power, but also with fine volleys, angles, ...
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Frames for Life 24.2.2018 Lifestyle – The Indian Express
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Review mandatory solar panel move 24.2.2018 The Tribune
As a senior citizen, I agree with and second the opinion expressed in these columns by a resident that installation of solar panels on rooftops of houses should not be mandatory. A 1-kWp solar photovoltaic panel on a one-kanal house costs Rs 75,000. Officials of the MC and the UT Administration do not reply to the emails sent on addresses given on the official websites. The decision to make installation of solar power panels madatory needs a review since a majority of residents cannot afford it. Will the authorities listen?  Rajeev Prakash, Chandigarh Compassion takes a back seat On my way back from Ludhiana on a bus the other day, I witnessed an incident that has been etched into my memory. Two women boarded the bus and one of them was holding a baby. There was a seat near mine where three passengers could have been seated comfortably. Two persons occupied the entire space on the seat and one of them was apparently not ready to move a bit to make space for the woman holding a baby to sit. I could not ...
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Land grab: Aurangabad district magistrate, others booked in corruption case 24.2.2018 India – The Indian Express
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J-K CM Mehbooba Mufti’s cousin named executive officer in state board, NC cries foul 24.2.2018 India – The Indian Express
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Additional charge given 24.2.2018 The Tribune
CHANDIGARH Pankaj Agarwal, Secretary, Haryana Personnel, Training, Vigilance and Parliamentary Affairs Department, Director, Training and Director General, New and Renewable Energy, has also been given the charge of Director General, Supplies and Disposals, relieving Ashok Sangwan. TNS GST committees The state government has decided to constitute district-level committees to make smooth the process of adoption of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and hasten the transition from cash to digital payments in the state. Finance Minister Capt Abhimanyu said directions had been issued to the Excise and Taxation Department to constitute four to five-member committees in each district for the purpose. TNS Gau aayog The state government has appointed seven non-official members of Haryana Gau Seva Aayog. Vidya Sagar(Sirsa) would be Vice-Chairman. Other members include Rajender Bansal (Ambala), Gaurav Kumar (Yamunanagar), Puran Mal Yadav (Gurugram), Amit Bansal (Kurukshetra), Bal Krishan Matanheliya (Bhiwani) and Raj ...
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Three Fatehabad villages to have wildlife reserves 24.2.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, February 23 Fatehabad district will soon have three community reserves — protected areas for wildlife — as panchayats of Dhangar, Dhani Majra and Kahalheri villages today offered land to the state government for the purpose. The decision was taken in meetings of gram sabhas in the three villages today. Additional Deputy Commissioner JK Abhir, Chief Minister’s Good Governance Associate (CMGGA) Anju Arya, Divisional Wildlife Officer Pawan Grover and several other officials attended the meetings. All three villages are inhabited by members of Bishnoi community, which is known to protest wildlife. The three villages have a fairly good population of blackbucks, black partridges, rabbits, Neelgai and peacocks. “The Dhangar panchayat has offered 25 acres, Dhani Majra 12 acres and Kajalheri 5 acres,” Arya said. Under Sections 36 (C) and (D) of the Wildlife Protection (Amendment) Act 2002, panchayat land can be declared a community reserve by the state government. Once declared as ...
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Rayalaseema gets BJP push 24.2.2018
KURNOOL: As the political chasm between the Telugu Desam and the Bharatiya Janata Party widens over according Special Category status to Andhra Pradesh, the BJP on Friday announced the Rayalaseema Declaration, containing 16 demands that it wants met before the present term of the state government ends.  The Declaration was released at the Kurnool conclave attended by several BJP members from the Rayalaseema region.  Political parties are stunned at this development as the BJP, which shares power with the TD in Andhra Pradesh, has been highly critical of the Naidu administration.  "Perhaps this is a precursor for snapping ties with the TD," said a senior BJP leader.  A YSR Congress Party leader said the BJP has "downloaded our programme for Seema." The Rayalaseema Declaration seeks setting up of a High Court and second capital in Rayalaseema, a Rs 20,000 crore budgetary allocation for Rayalaseema to arrest the deaths of farmers and to control migration. It ...
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Obsession to sell election material takes them places 24.2.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, February 23 Mohammad Hamza is busy attaching flags while another member of his team is counting boxes of posters as election frenzy reaches crescendo with the nearing of the MC poll. Hamza and Shoib Mustafa Muzzafarnagar are not in favour or against any party. They support all parties and candidates, who come to them for advertising and promotional material, to power their election campaigns. They have been making promotional material from their grandfather’s time. Their primary business is printing and advertising. Driven by special interest in elections they pack their bags and reach any state, which is going to poll. They have complete packages and material for electioneering including banners, flags, flexes, hoardings, ‘siropas’, posters, stickers, buntings, caps and T-shirts. “We have our tie-ups with printers in state and get the material printed according to the need,” said Hamza. “We prepare all the advertising material for any party, which has the ‘wave’ and is ...
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NC pays tributes to Sheikh Nazir 24.2.2018 The Tribune

Tribune News Service

Srinagar, February 23

The National Conference (NC) today paid tributes to veteran party leader and its former general secretary Sheikh Nazir on his third death anniversary.

NC president Farooq Abdullah and working president Omar Abdullah in their joint statement highlighted Nazir’s unparalleled contribution to the party and termed him as a statesman who stood in defence of his principles till his last breath.

“Nazir was a courageous son of the soil who served the people and his party without any self-seeking ambitions. He neither aspired for a position of power in the government, nor did he advance any personal goals,” Farooq said.

Omar said Nazir’s demise created a “vacuum not only within the party but also in the state’s polity.” “His service to people remained the focal point of his life and he devoted his entire life in serving the party,” he said.

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No VIP guest house, women panel head skips event 24.2.2018 The Tribune
Ramban, February 23 The VIPs travelling to Ramban are facing inconvenience in the absence of private guest houses. The situation has become all the more worse with the winding up of the operation by Jaiprakash Industries Limited, civil contractor of the 900-MW Baghlihar Hydel Project at Chanderkot, and the handing over of its guest houses to the J&K State Power Development Corporation, where to date the VIPs used to stay during important meetings or functions. Today, J&K State Commission for Women chairperson Nayeema Ahmad Mahjoor could not attend the second session of a two-day legal awareness programme because no proper guest room was available for her here last night. “Despite waiting for hours, the district administration could not make proper arrangements for our night stay. So I returned to Jammu. Moreover, my backache was aggravating,” Mahjoor said. “Though at last, some arrangement was made but it was insufficient,” she added. However, the women commission staff, including secretary Ajaz Abdullah ...
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