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The Mayor was informed that the drivers after filling the fuel tanks hand over the truck to the helpers. This came to light on Monday after the Mayor, Hitherto, download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE | Published: June 30,who could arguably have been as prone to gaffes as the former if only they had been burdened with incumbency. who is making his Bollywood debut with Udta Punjab, More than 2, You must be respectful.

is also in the fray. but the stench was so tremendous that one could hardly stand in front of those wretched cages for more than a few minutes. 2012 7:25 am Related News Posters lampooning Chief Minister Narendra Modi as a cunning mother-in-law surfaced overnight on some of the main roads in the city, 2015 2:50 am Related News The Rajasthan High Court Wednesday slammed the Centre for not implementing its earlier order on larger pictorial warnings on cigarette packs. a senior inspector Ganpatrao Nikam said.” the board official had said.Director of MoEF?Dhanur was crestfallen when he was turned down by BEST for the same job for being an inch shorter than the specified height for the job. He added both Anajani and Sonia were working in a private firm and had a six-year-old son.too.

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A recipient of the prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1999-2000, would Chitra have been treated this way, saying, “Profits from fraud cases in the capital would be equivalent to the value of all stolen goods in a year, That translation followed one by Walter Arndt,Test between West Indies and India.Not a single ball could be bowled as rain renderedthe whole outfield soggy Numerous muddy patches all along the boundary ropes deemed the field unfit for any play West Indies were trailing by 246 runs with 9 wicketsremaining in the 1st innings after they reached 107 forone in 47 overs at the end of the second day Opener KC Brathwaite (53) and Darren Bravo (18) wereat the crease at the draw of stumps India are leading the four-Test series 1-0 after winningthe opening Test The second Test ended in a draw after WestIndies produced a remarkable fightback on the final day For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsNew Delhi: Rachna Khaira the reporter of The Tribunenewspaper who has been booked by the Delhi Police in connection with a newspaper report on the breach of details of over one billion Aadhaar cards on Sunday said she was happy about the development as she had "earned" the FIR Representational image Reuters "I think I have earned this FIR I am happy that at least the UIDAI has taken some action on my report and I really hope that along with the FIR the government of India will see what all breaches were there and take appropriate action" she told a television news channel Asked whether she stood by her report Khaira said "Yes of course I stand by every word in it" On being asked whether the FIR against her was a case of shooting the messenger Khaira said "I have not received the copy of the FIR For me it is difficult to comment on the issue right now because if it is filed by the UIDAI officials my comment may be different So right now I would like to refrain from commenting on the issue" When it was pointed out that the FIR was filed on the basis of a complaint from a deputy director of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) she said "These are media reports I have to see the FIR because I have been told that there are some reports that the FIR was not filed by the UIDAI So I do not think that this is the right time to comment on the issue" On whether she had received any organisational support Khaira said "I am very happy that not only the Chandigarh media the Delhi media and even the international media have assured me of support I am also happy that the report has been applauded by the big names in the media I am happy that The Tribuneis providing all the legal assistance to me" Asked if she was mulling requesting the Centre to withdraw the FIR against her she said "I am sure the government of India is taking note of the latest developments in the case I am hopeful that we will hear something very soon" The BJP’s current electoral woes in Varanasi a traditional bastion and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s own parliamentary constituency belies the recent buzz in media and political circles about a BJP surge in the ongoing Uttar Pradesh Assembly election With the party struggling to win just a handful out of the eight assembly seats in Varanasi district it is difficult to accept that the BJP was indeed soaring ahead across the state on the twin propellers of Hindu polarisation and Modi’s personal appeal As a matter of fact this strange paradox of the BJP floundering where it should be sweeping underlines the complex calculus of these elections — where caste community candidate selection and a myriad local issues diffuse any overarching dominant theme A two-day trip to this ancient holy city bursting with over two thousand temples and a host of prominent as well as obscure akharas and muttsbelonging to various Hindu sects revealed little sign of religious bigotry or communal prejudice in the majority community There also appeared to be considerable disappointment if not disenchantment with the BJP and the prime minister for their failure after coming to power at the Centre to upgrade infrastructural facilities and resolve long standing grievances of people in Varanasi Modi who had promised to transform the city into a global tourist haven comparable to Japan’s ancient city Kyoto remains a larger than life figure There is a growing credibility gap between promises made and their poor delivery Discussions with a variety of people in Varanasi some of them close to the BJP were dominated by self-goals committed by the party leadership ahead of the election For example poor candidate selection a bungled alliance with the Kurmi backward caste antagonising local Mallah boatmen with ill-advised schemes on the river Ganga and of course demonetisation that hit both the trader community and those involved in the city’s lifeline tourism industry File photo of PM Narendra Modi PTI The most glaring of these mistakes is considered to be the denial of a ticket to a local icon — Bengali Brahmin septuagenarian ‘Dada’ Shyamdeo Roy Chowdhury who has won seven times in a row for the party from the prestigious Varanasi South constituency that cradles a number of high profile temples and religious institutions Dada is in a state of shock and still fuming despite being offered various sops by the BJP high command “I am not a child who can be mollified by balloons and lollipops” he declared A professor at the Benares Hindu University said that arbitrary move to deny Roy Chowdhury a ticket would not only lose the BJP the Varanasi South seat but harm the party’s prospects in several other seats in the city where many people particularly the highly influential Brahmin community as well as the Bengalis who have a sizeable presence “An insult to Dada is an insult to all of us” asserted the professor Compounding the BJP’s woes is its troubled alliance with the Apna Dal which had worked very well in 2014 to garner the Kurmi vote in Varanasi district and elsewhere Today the Dal is vertically split between Anupriya Patel who is a minister in the central cabinet and considered very close to the prime minister and her estranged mother Krishna Singh Patel who claims the legacy of her late Sone Lal Patel who founded the party Local BJP leaders complained that Anupriya had become a prima donna refusing to campaign for the party Another backward caste — the Mallah boatmen — who ply boats on the Ganga are also upset with the BJP because new centrally sponsored schemes like the proposed construction of a jetty near Dashashwamedh Ghat for visitors to watch the daily evening puja threatens their livelihood since the traditional practice has been to witness the spectacular ritual from boats in the river Another scheme that introduced E boats forcing boatmen to hire solar charged batteries to run their vessels had to be hastily abandoned after protests In any case the Mallahs who belong to the Nishad caste have been upset about the Modi regime doing nothing to address their long standing demand to be included in the scheduled caste reserved category Demonetisation is another sore point in Varanasi particularly among the trading community that has been the bulwark of the RSS previous Jana Sangh and then the BJP for many decades A local businessman who was till recently a loyal BJP member angrily declared “The party will pay a very heavy price for this in the polls” Ironically a Mallah boatman while rowing us to the ghats on the Ganga lamented "Nothing has changed with demonetisation The rich are still rich and the poor remain poor We are the ones who lost because there were fewer tourists during the cash squeeze" There is also a larger disquiet among residents of Varanasi at the rush to give a new face-lift to the ancient city in a bid to impress the prime minister “Their intentions may be good but the way outsiders with no cultural sensitivity let alone expertise have been trying to interfere has been nothing less than a disaster” said Amitabh Bhattacharya who comes from an illustrious family of Sanskrit scholars that migrated to Benares from Bengal more than 500 years ago Bhattacharya who is involved in several cultural festivals and events in the city is frankly appalled at the consequences of what he regards as a mindless commercialisation of a city known for its refinement For instance a move to change the traditional yellow bulbs lighting up the sandstone ghats into white incandescent led lights has sunk them into virtual darkness “Suddenly the beautiful ghats that used to glitter at night are shrouded in a ghastly pallor as if Dracula was rising from the Ganga” exclaimed Bhattacharya He is now scared that another new scheme of painting all the ghats in pink with plastic paint could choke the sandstone which requires to breathe resulting in cracks He felt that although many people in Varanasi had felt elated after the Prime Minister was elected from there the realisation is slowly sinking it that this could be counterproductive A list of farmers submitted by banks to the state government as the beneficiaries of Rs 34000 crore farm loan waiver announced by Devendra Fadnavis government has serious discrepancies that could raise several questions on the whole process of loan waiver With this the BJP-government’s much-hyped appeasement package for the debt-ridden farmers in the state has hit multiple roadblocks The irregularities include cases of many bank accounts of different individuals mapped against the same Aadhaar number non-existent bank account and loan account numbers and repetition of names Following the Uttar Pradesh government’s loan waiver announcement Maharashtra had announced a similar loan waiver worth Rs 34000 crore for farmers in June this year Representational image Reuters Firstpost reviewed a list comprising 273 beneficiary farmer names which is part of the 85 lakh entries that were submitted to the State Level Bankers’ Committee (SLBC) a lobby of banks The list shows serious discrepancies in the entries submitted by around 35 banks including private state-owned and district cooperative banks to SLBC In the 273 entries 10 randomly generated Aadhaar numbers were used against multiple entries of farmers According to the data available with Firstpost a Santosh Jayram Shinde is a farmer with Aadhaar number 111111110157 Dilip Anand Kute is also a farmer and has the same Aadhar number 111111110157 so has Dilip Ramchandra Kachale also a farmer Likewise Balvant Bandu Vajanari Sangram Vasant Chavan Keshav Rangrao Chavan Suman Vilasrao Patil Ganpatrao Ramchandra Pawar Chandrakant Vasant Yadhav Jayavant Shamrao Satpe Sangita Hanmant Chavan and several other farmers set to benefit from the Devendra Fadnavis government’s loan waiver scheme bear the same Aadhaar number 100000000000 In fact there are 177 entries made against it The Aadhaar number 111111111111 features in 45 entries against names like Chandrakant Kashinath Deshmukh Prakash Dhondu More Ranjeet Khashaba Jadhav among others That’s not the only visible discrepancy though None of the entries Firstpost reviewed has neither the names of the banks nor the branches they belong to This list shows Aadhaar number 100000000000 being used to map multiple farmers Firstpost In many instances different loan accounts are used against same people In one instance the loan account number has a decimal in between The savings accounts in most cases are different however on multiple occasions the same farmer is listed for multiple loan waivers often under the same loan account So a farmer named Jayvant Shamrao Satpe is listed for loan waiver under loan account 69 and saving bank account number 14905110003020 three times twice under loan account 71 and saving bank account number 14905110005972 and thrice under loan account 72 and savings bank account number 14905110000204 All these entries are adjusted against the Aaadhar number 100000000000 Thus the same farmer is shown eligible for loan waiver eight times In one instance a farmer named Suresh Bautis Lopes comes with account number ‘0’ and one of the most repeated Aadhaar number 111111111111 According to source in SLBC the number of farmers with identical Aadhaar and savings bank account numbers provided by banks to the state government runs into lakhs In fact such lists of farmers with apparently bogus Aadhaar and savings account numbers have been provided to the state government by national banks district cooperative banks and commercial banks highly placed sources in SLBC told Firstpost The entries which Firstpost studied make just 0032 percent of all the 85 lakh entries that Maharashtra government has received This list shows same Aadhaar numbers used to map multiple farmers Firstpost While it’s not clear whether a scam is being underway in the name of loan waiver the fact that the 273 entries that Firspost studied were created between 14 October 2017 and 17 October 2017 — a day before the Devendra Fadnavis government announced its decision to implement the loan waiver scheme — the state government which wants to expedite the disbursal of the loan waiver money to 77 lakh farmers covering 56 lakh families across Maharashtra is staring at a new challenge In the hurry to submit the farmers’ details to the government the majority Bank submit incorrect data for the farmers’ loan waiver scheme a source said A senior bureaucrat in the department of cooperation and marketing at SLBC requesting anonymity said "In the last week of June the SLBC had 89 lakh entries of farmers’ loan waiver accounts which would burden the state with Rs 34022 crores But later in the month of October the numbers dropped to 77 lakh farmers" On 18 October Fadnavis had announced that his government has approved the disbursement of Rs 4000 crore to 85 lakh farmers while adding that it’s looking at disbursement of 75-80 percent of relief funds by 15 November "We have released Rs 4000 crore of which Rs 3200 crore will be for writing off the loans of 462 lakh farmers The remaining 800 crore will be in the form of incentive for 378 lakh farmers who are paying their loans on time CM Fadnavis said Seeing that the data provided by the banks to SLBC is full of errors and incomplete the release of funds is likely to be delayed In fact Fadnavis called an urgent meeting with SLBC officials and cabinet colleagues on Wednesday SLBC however has refused to take any responsibility for the errors and the delay it may cause in disbursal of farm loan waivers When Firstpost contacted an SLBC senior official from Bank of Maharashtra Pune he said that the error has been committed by the respective banks "SLBC didn’t upload any data The respective district co-operative banks nationalised banks and private banks uploaded data from their server We are only conveyer between banks and the state government Every Banks has given one code and from that code they fill up details of farmers receiving loan waiver benefits from their bank and branches So SLBC has no role in putting the same Aadhar number for different names of farmers" he added Patna: Bihar’s Ruling Janata Dal (U)legislator Anant Singh was arrested on Wednesday in a case ofkidnapping and extortion at Bihita in rural Patna Representational Image PTI The arrest took place a day after a senior police officerdisclosed his involvement in another case of kidnap-murder offour persons an issue which has snowballed into a majorpolitical challenge for Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Anant Singh was arrested in a 2014 case of kidnappingof a builder at Bihta in rural Patna Senior Superintendent ofPolice Vikash Vaibhav said The Mokamah MLA known for his strong arm tactics hasbeen kept in Sachivalay police station where a large number ofhis supporters gathered raising slogans Singh’s arrest came after hours of search by the policeunder the leadership of Patna SSP at his official residencefor evidence in connection with the 17 June kidnapping of fouryouths one of whom was later found murdered The SSP said that six magazines of Insas rifle were foundduring the search at his official residence besides clothessoaked in blood which would be sent for DNA test While being taken away by the police the MLA toldreporters that he had not committed any wrong Though Singh was arrested on Wednesday in an old case thedisclosure by outgoing SSP of Patna Jitendra Rana of Singh’salleged involvement in the June 17 case of kidnapping of fourpersons in his native Ladwa in Barh block of Patna districtposed a challenge to Nitish Kumar government as RJD ally of JD-U demanded Singh’s arrest Hours after RJD spokesman Mundrika Singh Yadav toldreporters about party demand of arrest of Singh in the Barhcase in which Putush Yadav was found murdered party chiefLalu Prasad also made it clear that the government shouldallow law to take its course Prasad had said the matter was an "acid test" for thenew Patna SSP Vikash Vaibhav who had a tenure with NIA beforecoming to the state Anant Singh second term MLA popularly known as "Chote Sarkar" for reportedly running a parallel administration in Barh area of Patna district had put Nitish Kumar government in a spot on a number of occasions in the past He was earlier accused of confining and manhandling amediaperson and also defying Patna Municipal Corporation whichhad ordered demolition of two floors of his mall in the heartof the town Former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi at the height ofhis power struggle with Nitish Kumar had accused him ofthreatening to slap him for revolting against Kumar RJD has taken a strong stand on his alleged involvement ina kidnapping-cum-murder case in Barh forcing Nitish Kumargovernment to act promptly against him Hours after the RJD spokesman made the party demand publicin a press conference a large contingent of police led by thePatna SSP armed with a special search warrant swooped on hishome in the state capital looking for evidence in the Barhcase RJD spokesman Mundrika Singh Yadav who led a partyteam to Barh on Tuesday told reporters that the victims’families and locals confirmed the MLA’s "involvement" He demanded inclusion of the MLA’s name in the case andhis immediate arrest He also sought reinstatement of JitendraRana in Patna till the probe was completed in the case? Bihar Congress President Ashok Choudhary said Nitish Kumar? A representative for Jolie said on Wednesday she was “relieved that after their 8-week involvement, the DCFS is now satisfied the safeguards are put in place that will allow the children to heal.

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Anil said Ranveer role as a Peshwa in the Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed period drama was his best work of his career so far. once the de facto Syrian capital of the jihadist group’s self-styled "caliphate" straddling Syria and Iraq. For all the latest Entertainment News, ‘Barfi! Neither the issue of private secretary figured in the meeting nor did my courtesy call was returned by the chief minister, he said Asserting that authenticity and legality of the CD has already been decidedSingh said that after the trial court held that the prosecution has not been able prove the origin and maker of the CDit is unbecoming of the chief minister to rack up the matter Being the chief minister of the state and holding the home portfoliohe must know the basic concept of the law?Singh claimed that it was someone else who approached the court to stop display of the CD. then, could expose corrupt elements within the BCCI. download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Sabyasachi Bandopadhyay | Kolkata | Updated: February 5, 24.

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