Government will not allow to misuse SC ST act says Mahendra Nath Pandey

महेंद्र नाथ पांडे ने कहा कि अगर कोई इस कानून के दुरुपयोग की कोशिश करेगा तो उसके खिलाफ कड़ी कार्रवाई की जाएगी.

सरकार SC/ST एक्ट का दुरुपयोग नहीं होने देगी: महेंद्र नाथ पांडे

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Moon Mission Is A Calculated Risk

K Sivan said India will have its first demonstration flight of SSLV by mid-2019 (File Photo)


ISRO’s moon mission Chandrayaan 2, a ‘calculated risk’ undertaken in the knowledge that 50 per cent of such launches have failed, will land at a spot where no country has gone before, its chairman K Sivan said Saturday.

“Though half of lunar missions have failed, ISRO is taking a calculated risk, because calculated risk along with innovation is absolute essential if we want to be a major player in the space industry. Chandrayan 2 is also a calculated risk,” he said.

He said the landing site at the Moon is above 70- degree latitude, “where no one else has gone before”. He said India has not only developed launch vehicles and satellites, but also undertaken extremely challenging and inspiring missions like Chandrayaan, Mars Orbiter Mission and Astrosat.

Mr Sivan was speaking at the ninth Convocation of GITAM Deemed to be University at Rudraram in neighbouring Sangareddy district.

Mr Sivan said India will have its first demonstration flight of SSLV by mid-2019, which would be the cheapest launch vehicle in the world with the least turnaround time.

He said a lot of innovation has gone into the design to ensure that the vehicle is assembled in around 72 hours rather than 70 days required to assemble other launch vehicles.

Just six people with a laptop can assemble and launch the SSLV, a university release quoted him as saying.

The ISRO chairman said India today has the world’s second largest internet user base. But the broadband speed at present ranks the nation at 76 in the world, he said.

“With high throughput satellites GSAT-11, GSAT-29 and GSAT-20 set to be launched before the end of 2019, the country can enjoy more than 100 Gbps high bandwidth connectivity, which will help bridge the digital divide,” he said.

Mr Sivan said the centre has approved Rs 10,900 crore for 30 PSLVs and 10 GSLV Mk-III launches in the next four years, in addition to more than 50spacecraft.

He said ISRO was not only interested in engaging with established industries, but would also like to see start-ups taking up the challenge.

Mr Sivan also said that ISRO has established a capacity building program office to widen the participation of academia and industry in the space sector.

“The idea is to conduct activities related to space technology research across the nation through the establishment of Space Technology incubation centers,”he said.

Three Ph.D. degrees and over 1,017 graduate and postgraduate degrees were awarded at the convocation in the faculties of technology and management, the release added.

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Jose Mourinho Fumes At Manchester United Draw Against Wolves, Says I Did Not Like My Team

“Wolves, by the way they faced the game, I think they deserve it. They play like I like to play which is like the World Cup final. 

“That is the attitude I like my teams to have in every match. We didn’t have that. They did. That attitude made a difference.”

United looked to have weathered a strong opening by Nuno Espirito Santo’s team, most notably when keeper David De Gea made a spectacular save to keep out Willy Boly’s goal-bound header from a Joao Moutinho corner.

That save was all the more important as, within seconds, United were in front after Fred scored his first goal for the club.

French international Paul Pogba touched the ball on skillfully after collecting Conor Coady’s headed clearance, and Fred deposited an unstoppable 18-yard shot into the Wolves goal.

But, by the time they equalised seven minutes into the second half, Nuno’s team was good value for a goal even if it owed much to poor United defending.

Pogba gave the ball away in midfield, leading to an attack in which Helder Costa beat Luke Shaw far too easily on the United by-line.


His cross found Raul Jimenez who laid the ball off for Moutinho to claim his first goal in English football with a lethal left-foot finish from the edge of the area.

“I expect my team to play better than we did,” added Mourinho. “If we had played against Wolves like we did against Tottenham, then I think we would win.

“It is a bit of a contradiction but I’m more disappointed today than I was against Tottenham. 

“Against Tottenham we lost the game but I liked very much my team’s performance.

“Of course, we had a better result and one point is better than zero. But I did not like my team.”

The Wolves goal, in particular, was a major disappointment and recalled the worrying days of August when United lost consecutive games to Brighton and Spurs, while conceding three times in each.

But Mourinho was more concerned by what he saw as his team’s poor attitude as he came close to suffering consecutive home league defeats for the first time in his career. 

“I can’t explain the difference of attitude because I never had a difference of attitude,” he said. 

“For me it is difficult to explain that.” 

After throwing on Juan Mata and Anthony Martial as substitutes, United created a handful of late chances with Romelu Lukaku missing the best, heading wide from six yards.

But Wolves had chances of their own to claim a first Old Trafford win in 38 years and, in the dying seconds, substitute Adama Traore burst through only to shoot selfishly over the goal.

“What I want now is to work harder tomorrow than we did before,” said Nuno. 

“It’s a growth, a building of the team. Let’s improve, let’s get better so we can (be) every week like this.”

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Madhya Pradesh Student Arrested For Sexually Harassing Nigerian Woman

Police arrested a student for allegedly sexually harassing a Nigerian woman (Representational)


Madhya Pradesh police on Saturday arrested a student of Indore’s Devi Ahilya University for allegedly sexually harassing a 35-year old Biotechnology researcher from Nigeria.

Bhawarkuan Police Station in charge Sanjay Shukla told PTI that the accused, identified as Udham Singh Dohre, 22, was arrested following a probe into the survivor’s comment.

The accused is a student of a postgraduate course in the Physical Education department of Devi Ahilya University, he added.

Mr Shukla said that Dohre offered tea to the Nigerian researcher at Takshashila campus located at Khandwa Road late Thursday evening.

During the meeting, the accused also gave his mobile number to the woman, the official said.

“The accused allegedly followed her after she had her tea. After some time, he inappropriately touched the victim who managed to run away and take refuge in a professor’s house nearby. The accused fled the spot,” Mr Shukla said.

A case had been registered against the accused under relevant sections of the IPC for sexual harassment and stalking, an official said.

Narendra Dhakad, Vice Chancellor of Devi Ahilya University, said on Saturday that a committee was being formed to investigate the matter.

“On the basis of the committee’s report, appropriate action will be taken against the accused student,” he said.

Anil Kumar, head the varsity’s School of Biotechnology said the survivor is a post-doctoral researcher on an international fellowship in the department.

Mr Kumar said that the she is posted in a national institute run by the Nigerian government.

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Jammu And Kashmir Panchayat, Urban Body Polls To Be Held On Schedule

Rajnath Singh said urban local body, panchayat polls in Jammu and Kashmir will be held as per schedule


Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said that urban local body and panchayat polls in Jammu and Kashmir will be held as per schedule.

Speaking to PTI on the sidelines of a BJP party workers’ meet in Gujarat’s Vadodara, Mr Singh said these polls would give all parties an opportunity to interact with the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

The state’s chief electoral officer announced on Friday that a four-phase election to urban local bodies from October 8.

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Electoral Officer Shaleen Kabra had said on September 16 that panchayat elections in Jammu and Kashmir will be held in nine-phases on a non-party basis beginning November 17.

“Around 58 lakh electorate will be eligible to vote in the 35,096 panchayat constituencies. The notification for the first phase will be issued on October 23,” he had said.

Kabra had told reporters that counting of votes would take place on the same day or the very next day.

The two major political parties in Jammu and Kashmir – the National Conference and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) – have decided to boycott the polls, saying that the central government is yet to declare its stand on Article 35A.

Article 35A was incorporated in the Constitution by a 1954 Presidential Order and accords special rights and privileges to the Jammu and Kashmir citizens.

Article 35A, which also denies property rights to a woman who marries a person from outside the state, has been challenged in the Supreme Court and the matter is under its consideration.

Mr Singh reiterated the centre’s resolve to wipe out terrorism from the restive state, and asserted there was “no question right now” of talks with Pakistan till it ends its support to terrorism.

“Under present circumstances, talks cannot happen with Pakistan,” Mr Singh said.

He lauded the pace of development under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that the country, at this rate of progress, would soon become a superpower in the fields like education, technology and knowledge.

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Nirmala Sitharaman On Rafale Row: Buzz Is #RahulKaPuraKhandanChor

Nirmala Sitharaman attacked Congress chief Rahul Gandhi over the Rafale deal.

New Delhi: 

Facing caustic attacks from the Congress on the new revelations in the Rafale controversy, the BJP today hit back with allegations and attacks of its own. “(Rahul Gandhi and Congress) betray their sense of desperation in being out-of-power. In our govt there is no corruption. No wonder today the buzz is #RahulKaPuraKhandanChor (Rahul Gandhi’s entire family are thieves),” Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tweeted.

Earlier, at a news conference, her cabinet colleague and senior BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said, “Why was the Rafale deal sent back for re-examination in 2012 just six months after Dassault was identified as the lowest bidder? Our explicit charge is this: they (Congress) did not get a bribe, that’s why.”

Mr Prasad lashed out at Congress chief Rahul Gandhi who said former French President Francois Hollande “is calling PM Modi a thief”. An interview of Mr Hollande to a French journal stoked a major controversy yesterday after he said that the Indian government had mandated that industrialist Anil Ambani’s Reliance Defence must be taken up as the Indian partner in the deal with France’s Dassault Aviation.

“It is very shameful, irresponsible. No national president of any party has used such words against a PM of the country before. We can’t expect anything else from Rahul Gandhi. He is chargesheeted in the National Herald case with his mother. He is silent on land grabbing case against his brother-in-law,” Mr Prasad said.

The Law Minister’s press conference was followed up by a flurry of tweets from his colleagues and BJP supporters on Twitter who made #RahulKaPuraKhandanChor the top trend on the social networking site.

Mr Prasad also contended that Reliance figured in the Rafale fighter jet contract even when the Congress-led UPA government was in power. However, he later conceded that the company in question then was led by Mukesh Ambani and eventually shut down its defence business. The company now at the centre of the controversy is the Anil Ambani’s Reliance Defence which has a joint venture with Dassault called DRAL or Dassault Reliance Aerospace Limited.

Ruling out Mr Gandhi’s demand for a joint parliamentary committee probe into the deal, he told the press conference that it cannot be done merely to satisfy the ego of “an arrogant and ill-informed leader repeating lies after lies”.

Mr Prasad also cited statements of the French government and Dassault in which they said Indian and French governments had no role in picking the offset partner, to brush aside the charge of corruption.

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207 Dead In Tanzania Ferry Capsize, 2 Survivors Rescued From Spot

Divers rescued a man from the wreck of a Tanzanian ferry that capsized on Lake Victoria (Reuters)

Ukara, Tanzania: 

Divers on Saturday rescued a man from the wreck of an overcrowded Tanzanian ferry that capsized on Lake Victoria on Thursday, killing at least 207 people.

Bodies continued to float to the surface around the vessel, which initial estimates suggested was carrying more than 300 people. State broadcaster TBC said the death toll had reached 207.

Four navy divers resumed their search inside the sunken MV Nyerere early on Saturday after hearing sounds that suggested signs of life.

They pulled one man out of the overturned ship and he was rushed to hospital, a Reuters witness said. His condition was not immediately known.

On Friday, President John Magufuli ordered the arrest of those responsible for the sinking.

Dozens of relatives stood crying by the shoreline as they waited for information on their loved ones. Coffins were lined up nearby awaiting bodies being pulled from the vessel, which lay belly up in the water just metres from the shoreline.

“The ferry overturned very fast and covered us,” survivor Charles Ngarima told Reuters. “I was lucky that I was able to swim under water not knowing where I was swimming to…while trying to swim to safety, I found a number of metal bars that cut my face and the back of my head.”

Another survivor, Jennifer Idhoze, blamed the ferry had capsized because it was overloaded. “I was able to jump out of the ferry… That is how I survived,” she said.

Works, Transport and Communication Minister Isack Kamwelwe said the government was sending special equipment to aid the rescue effort.

“This equipment will increase efficiency in the rescue operation and we will continue with the search until we are satisfied that we have rescued everyone,” he told Reuters.

The ferry sank on Thursday evening just a few metres from the dock on Ukerewe, the lake’s biggest island.

© Thomson Reuters 2018

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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Wasim Akram Hails Shoaib Malik, Compares Him To MS Dhoni

Pakistan batsman Shoaib Malik played a superb knock under pressure and steered his team to a three-wicket win against Afghanistan in a nail-biting thriller in Abu Dhabi on Friday. Malik brought in all his experience while chasing a tricky target of 258 runs. As wickets kept tumbling at the other end, Malik, during his unbeaten 51-run knock, kept his composure. Lauding Malik’s gritty knock, former Pakistan fast bowler Wasim Akram compared his approach to the game with one of the best finishers of the game, Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

“Experience has no substitute… Shoaib Malik proved it against a spirited Afghanistan .Did a Dhoni like finish … when Malik faced a bowler, he had no expression on his face and that frustrates a bowler because he doesn’t know what to expect… wonderful knock @realshoaibmalik,” Akram wrote on his Twitter handle.

Chasing a target of 258 in the Super Four encounter against Afghanistan, Pakistan got off to an awful start, losing opener Fakhar Zaman in the first over. After Zaman’s wicket, Imam-ul-Haq and Babar Azam stitched a crucial 154-run partnership for the third wicket. But Afghanistan bowlers bounced back strongly and picked wickets at regular intervals after the mammoth partnership between Imam and Babar.

As wicket kept tumbling at the other end, Malik stayed solid throughout his innings and took Pakistan across the line in the final over.

Malik has played 3 matches in the tournament so far, scoring 103 runs at an average of 103.00.

The former India captain Dhoni, who is known for his calm and composed demeanour on the field, has scored 33 runs in three matches at an average of 16.50.

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Samsung Galaxy S10 Model Numbers Leak Showing 3 Variants, Following in Apple’s Footsteps

Samsung Galaxy S10 will be the South Korean phone manufacturer’s next flagship smartphone, due for launch in the first half of 2019. While we still have a few months to go before an announcement, leaks are already filling the rumour market with features and additions that we can expect in the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S10 flagship. Just this week, a report had suggested that the Galaxy S10 series would get a total of four variants. However, we now have developments coming in from two different sources that claim that the series will in fact get three variants.

As per a report by Sammobile, three Galaxy S10 models – SM-G970F, SM-G975F, and SM-G973F – will be unveiled by the tech giant next year. The company is apparently testing all three variants currently, and the Galaxy S10 is expected to run Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box. Accordingly, reputed tipster who goes by the pseudonym Ice Universe on Twitter claims that the SM-G970 and SM-G973 will sport 5.8-inch display panels, and the larger SM-G975 will get a 6.44-inch panel. Rumours suggest that the SM-G970 will get a single rear camera, the SM-G973 a dual camera setup, and the SM-G975 a triple camera setup.

Sammobile also claims that a 5G variant of the Galaxy S10+ is being tested with a separate model number and will most likely be exclusive to the US and South Korea – so in fact, the original four model claim may well be correct.

A report out of South Korea last week had claimed that Samsung might launch a Galaxy S10 variant with five cameras – three at the back and two in the front, which could likely be the rumoured SM-G975 model. In its essence, Samsung could follow in Apple’s footsteps to unveil a Galaxy S9 successor, a Galaxy S9+ successor, and a cheaper variant with slightly toned down specifications.

Interestingly, the first development around three variants of the Galaxy S10 came from veteran analyst Ming-Chi Kuo back in July this year. He had claimed that the two premium models will sport in-display fingerprint sensors.

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Indian Consuming more liquor says a Report

नई दिल्ली: विश्व स्वास्थ्य संगठन (डब्ल्यूएचओ) की एक रिपोर्ट के अनुसार भारत में प्रति व्यक्ति शराब की खपत 2005 से 2016 तक दोगुना हो गई है. रिपोर्ट के अनुसार भारत में, शराब की खपत 2005 में 2.4 लीटर से बढ़कर 2016 में 5.7 लीटर हो गई है, जिसमें पुरुषों द्वारा 4.2 लीटर और महिलाओं द्वारा 1.5 लीटर का उपभोग किया गया है.रिपोर्ट में कहा गया है कि 2025 तक डब्ल्यूएचओ क्षेत्रों के आधे क्षेत्रों में कुल प्रति व्यक्ति शराब की खपत (15+वर्ष) में वृद्धि होने की उम्मीद है और दक्षिण-पूर्व एशिया क्षेत्र में सबसे अधिक वृद्धि की उम्मीद है. केवल भारत में ही 2.2 लीटर वृद्धि की उम्मीद है. भारत इस क्षेत्र में कुल जनसंख्या के एक बड़े हिस्से का प्रतिनिधित्व करता है.

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इंडोनेशिया और थाईलैंड में भी कुछ वृद्धि होने की उम्मीद है. दूसरी सबसे ज्यादा वृद्धि पश्चिमी प्रशांत क्षेत्र की आबादी के लिए अनुमानित है, जहां चीन की आबादी सबसे बड़ी है. इस क्षेत्र में 2025 तक शुद्ध शराब की प्रति व्यक्ति खपत में वृद्धि 0.9 लीटर होने की उम्मीद है. रिपोर्ट में कहा गया है कि 2000 और 2005 के बीच अपेक्षाकृत एक स्थिर चरण के बाद वैश्विक रूप से प्रति व्यक्ति शराब की खपत में वृद्धि हुई है. इसके बाद से कुल प्रति व्यक्ति खपत 2005 में 5.5 लीटर से बढ़कर 2010 में 6.4 हो गई और 2016 में यह 6.4 लीटर के स्तर पर ही बनी हुई है.


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अल्कोहल का हानिकारक उपयोग दुनियाभर में लोगों के स्वास्थ्य के लिए प्रमुख जोखिम कारकों में से एक है जो मातृ और शिशु स्वास्थ्य, संक्रामक रोग (एचआईवी, वायरल), हेपेटाइटिस, तपेदिक), गैर-संचारी बीमारियां और मानसिक स्वास्थ्य समेत सतत विकास लक्ष्यों (एसडीजी) के कई स्वास्थ्य-संबंधी लक्ष्यों पर प्रत्यक्ष रूप से प्रभाव डालता है. 2016 में अल्कोहल के हानिकारक इस्तेमाल से दुनियाभर में 30 लाख लोगों (सभी तरह की मौतों का 5.3 प्रतिशत) की मौत हुई. रिपोर्ट में कहा गया है कि शराब का हानिकारक इस्तेमाल 200 से अधिक बीमारियों और चोटों की स्थितियों में एक कारण रहा है. (इनपुट भाषा से) 

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