Thousands At State Funeral For “Walking God” In Karnataka


The funeral procession of Seer Shivakumara Swami in Tumakuru. (AFP photo)

Bengaluru: 

The funeral of Dr Shivakumara Swami, head seer of the Sree Siddaganga Mutt in Karnataka’s Tumakuru, was conducted with state honours on the temple premises this evening. Thousands attended the funeral, including central and state ministers. He died after a prolonged illness at the age of 111 on Monday.

Dr Shivakumara Swami — popularly known as the “Walking God” — was revered by many in the state, and several politicians cutting across party lines arrived at the mutt to pay their respects after his death. While Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy announced three-day mourning across the state in solidarity with the seer, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was a living example of somebody who lived for the poor and downtrodden in the society.

“His holiness Dr Sree Sree Sree Sivakumara Swamigalu lived for the people, especially the poor and vulnerable. He devoted himself towards alleviating ills like poverty, hunger and social injustice. Prayers and solidarity with his countless devotees spread all across the world,” PM Modi tweeted yesterday.

The Prime Minister also said that Dr Shivakumara Swami used to “treat him like a son” every time he visited his mutt. Although PM Modi was not able to attend the funeral, Union Ministers DV Sadananda Gowda and Nirmala Sitharaman represented him at the funeral.

The seer, considered one of the most respected religious and social practitioners of the Lingayat-Veerashaiva faith, had been on ventilator support for 15 days before he finally breathed his last. Doctors were treating him for a lung infection he developed after a surgical procedure in December.

Despite being bitter political rivals, Mr Kumaraswamy and state BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa held a joint press conference to express their grief over the seer’s death. “The nation — and Hindu society in particular — has lost a great spiritual leader and social reformer,” said RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat.

Meanwhile, thousands of devotees and religious personalities thronged the Sree Siddaganga Mutt through the day to pay tribute to their spiritual leader. The South Western Railway operated special trains from Bengaluru to Tumakuru for the purpose, and the national flag flew at half-staff at government institutions across the state.





Source link

Vasundhara Raje Says, State is In Grip Of Swine Flu, But Congress On Resting Mode


The promise of unemployment allowance of Rs 3,500 also seems to have vanished: Vasundhara Raje

Kota: 

Former Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje attacked the Congress government over its “failure” to tackle swine flu menace in the state.

A total of 49 people have died of the H1N1 flu in the state this year and 1,233 people have been found positive. “Had the Congress-led state government been alert, swine flu would not have claimed so many lives in the state,” Ms Raje said on Monday.

She was addressing party workers at her constituency Jhalawar.

“The state is in the grip of swine flu which is spreading at a fast rate, while the Congress government is on a ”resting” mode,” the BJP leader said.

Ms Raje alleged that around 2,000 case of swine flu have surfaced across the country and 1,175 of them were from Rajasthan.

She also hit out at the state government over its farm loan waiver scheme.

People of the state have come to realize that the Congress government was supplying electricity to farmers at night instead of day, she said, adding claims of farmers” loan waiver within 10 days of coming to power has proved to be a “gimmick”.

The promise of unemployment allowance of Rs 3,500 also seems to have vanished from the ruling dispensation’s memory, the former chief minister said.

Ms Raje asserted that the people of Rajasthan did not reject the BJP government in the last state assembly polls. “…if that was the case, the Congress would have won a majority,” she said.





Source link

Tiny Indian State Sikkim Runs Biggest Assured Income Experiment: Foreign Media


If successful, the scheme would represent the largest trial run anywhere in the world

High in the Himalayas, Sikkim is one of the tiniest states in India. But it is about to embark on an experiment of global interest.

Sikkim’s ruling party has announced an ambitious plan to implement a universal basic income for every one of its 610,577 citizens.

If successful, the scheme would represent the largest trial run anywhere in the world of a concept that supporters like Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg say could provide a safety net, help alleviate poverty and address the challenge of job automation. Detractors, meanwhile, say it would reduce the incentive to work and would come at a huge expense.

A universal basic income is a regular, guaranteed income paid by the government, universally and unconditionally, to all citizens. It is a cash payment that aims to replace the often-confusing array of assistance states offer to citizens and places spending decisions in the hands of the recipients.

“If there is one chance of it happening anywhere, it is Sikkim,” said P.D. Rai, the sole member of India’s parliament from the state. Sikkim already has a progressive track record: it was one of the first Indian states to ban plastic bags way back in 1998 – a ban that it has managed to implement successfully unlike many other states. It has also provided housing for all its citizens. Most recently, it became the country’s first organic state, eliminating the use of pesticides and fertilizers.

Its social indexes also stand out from the rest of the country, with a literacy rate of 98 percent, and it has managed to significantly bring the percentage of people living below the poverty line to just about 8 percent – compared to nearly 30 percent nationally. Sikkim’s small geographic area and low population density have been responsible, in part, for its success.

di1d5qmo

Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling has started an experiment of global interest.

Rai acknowledges that there will be challenges. “It’s a matter of political will ultimately,” he said. “With the rise of global inequality, we want to ensure that we bridge the gap.” Rai declined to reveal how much the program, which was announced ahead of upcoming elections this spring, would potentially cost the state. The tourism and power sectors will be tapped to raise the resources. With over 2.5 million tourists coming annually, tourism is a major source of revenue. Being a surplus power generating state, Sikkim sells 90 percent of its hydropower. For now, he said, the government is holding meetings with experts and stakeholders and expects to roll out the scheme by 2022.

India has a large existing social security apparatus: the central government alone spends 5 percent of GDP spent on 950 schemes. These range from free rice, an allowance to build houses and even guaranteed employment for some living in rural areas. But inefficient implementation and diversion of funds due to corruption have long plagued the system, leading many to propose a universal basic income as a possible solution. India’s Economic Survey for 2017 highlighted the concept as a “powerful idea” that should be debated.

Elsewhere in the world, there have been several small-scale experiments with implementing a universal basic income, but they have met with limited success. In April 2017, the government of Ontario in Canada announced a pilot project involving 4,000 people that would have cost 150 million Canadian dollars. The project ended abruptly for being “expensive and unsustainable” after a year when the local government changed.

In Finland, an experiment with universal basic income similarly ended last year before its completion. The trial included a $630 monthly payment to 2,000 unemployed citizens.

In the United States, meanwhile, the concept has been floated in Stockton, California by its young mayor. Last year, it announced that 100 residents would receive $500 a month for 18 months.

The notion of a universal basic income has found backers in Silicon Valley, with tech moguls like Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk endorsing it. In his Harvard commencement address in 2017, Zuckerberg spoke of the need for a “new social contract,” with ideas like a basic income to provide a “cushion” for everyone. Musk has described it as a “necessary” step as automation takes over human jobs.

i7lhki8

A universal basic income is a regular, guaranteed income paid by the government, universally and unconditionally, to all citizens

But economists have pointed to various possible pitfalls. Some question whether giving cash instead of something like a food subsidy would lead to spending on wasteful items. Plus as prices rise, a cash handout would buy fewer goods. Others say a basic income would disincentivize work, raising the possibility of a shrinking labor force.

Hailing Sikkim’s initiative, Pranab Bardhan, an economist at the University of California, Berkeley, said that the rationale behind a universal basic income in a place like Sikkim is very different from a place like Stockton.

“In developed countries, the main purpose is to restructure or economize the existing welfare schemes, like unemployment benefits,” said Bardhan. “In low- or mid-income countries, like India, the rationale will be to address the minimum economic insecurity of a larger section of the population, not just the poorest, without touching the existing anti-poverty measures.”

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





Source link

education minister Govind Singh dotasara has honored 23 teachers at state level function


zeenews.india.com understands that your privacy is important to you and we are committed for being transparent about the technologies we use.  This cookie policy explains how and why cookies and other similar technologies may be stored on and accessed from your device when you use or visit zeenews.india.com websites that posts a link to this Policy (collectively, “the sites”). This cookie policy should be read together with our Privacy Policy.

By continuing to browse or use our sites, you agree that we can store and access cookies and other tracking technologies as described in this policy.

What are Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies?

A cookie is a small text file that can be stored on and accessed from your device when you visit one of our sites, to the extent you agree.  The other tracking technologies work similarly to cookies and place small data files on your devices or monitor your website activity to enable us to collect information about how you use our sites. This allows our sites to recognize your device from those of other users on our sites. The information provided below about cookies also applies to these other tracking technologies.


How do our sites use Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies?

Zeenews.com use cookies and other technologies to store information in your web browser or on your mobile phone, tablet, computer, or other devices (collectively “devices”) that allow us to store and receive certain pieces of information whenever you use or interact with our zeenews.india.com applications and sites. Such cookies and other technologies helps us to identify you and your interests, to remember your preferences and to track use of zeenews.india.com We also use cookies and other tracking technologies to control access to certain content on our sites, protect the sites, and to process any requests that you make to us.
We also use cookies to administer our sites and for research purposes, zeenews.india.com also has contracted with third-party service providers to track and analyse statistical usage and volume information from our site users. These third-party service providers use persistent Cookies to help us improve user experience, manage our site content, and analyse how users navigate and utilize the sites.

First and Third-party Cookies

First party cookies

These are those cookies that belong to us and which we place on your device or are those set by a website that is being visited by the user at the time (e.g., cookies placed by zeenews.india.com)

Third-party cookies

Some features used on this website may involve a cookie being sent to your computer by a third party. For example, if you view or listen to any embedded audio or video content you may be sent cookies from the site where the embedded content is hosted. Likewise, if you share any content on this website through social networks (for example by clicking a Facebook “like” button or a “Tweet” button) you may be sent cookies from these websites. We do not control the setting of these cookies so please check the websites of these third parties for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

Persistent Cookies
We use persistent cookies to improve your experience of using the sites. This includes recording your acceptance of our cookie policy to remove the cookie message which first appears when you visit our site.
Session Cookies 
Session cookies are temporary and deleted from your machine when your web browser closes. We use session cookies to help us track internet usage as described above.
You may refuse to accept browser Cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of the sites. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will check if cookies can be captured when you direct your browser to our sites.
The data collected by the sites and/or through Cookies that may be placed on your computer will not be kept for longer than is necessary to fulfil the purposes mentioned above. In any event, such information will be kept in our database until we get explicit consent from you to remove all the stored cookies.

We categorize cookies as follows:

Essential Cookies

These cookie are essential to our site in order to enable you to move around it and to use its features. Without these essential cookies we may not be able to provide certain services or features and our site will not perform as smoothly for you as we would like. These cookies, for example, let us recognize that you have created an account and have logged in/out to access site content. They also include Cookies that enable us to remember your previous actions within the same browsing session and secure our sites.

Analytical/Performance Cookies

These cookies are used by us or by our third-party service providers to analyse how the sites are used and how they are performing. For example, these cookies track what content are most frequently visited, your viewing history and from what locations our visitors come from. If you subscribe to a newsletter or otherwise register with the Sites, these cookies may be correlated to you.

Functionality Cookies

These cookies let us operate the sites in accordance with the choices you make. These cookies permit us to “remember you” in-between visits. For instance, we will recognize your user name and remember how you customized the sites and services, for example by adjusting text size, fonts, languages and other parts of web pages that are alterable, and provide you with the same customizations during future visits.

Advertising Cookies

These cookies collect information about your activities on our sites as well as other sites to provide you targeted advertising. We may also allow our third-party service providers to use cookies on the sites for the same purposes identified above, including collecting information about your online activities over time and across different websites. The third-party service providers that generate these cookies, such as, social media platforms, have their own privacy policies, and may use their cookies to target advertisement to you on other websites, based on your visit to our sites.

How do I refuse or withdraw my consent to the use of Cookies?

If you do not want cookies to be dropped on your device, you can adjust the setting of your Internet browser to reject the setting of all or some cookies and to alert you when a cookie is placed on your device. For further information about how to do so, please refer to your browser ‘help’ / ‘tool’ or ‘edit’ section for cookie settings w.r.t your browser that may be Google Chrome, Safari, Mozilla Firefox etc.
Please note that if your browser setting is already setup to block all cookies (including strictly necessary Cookies) you may not be able to access or use all or parts or functionalities of our sites.
If you want to remove previously-stored cookies, you can manually delete the cookies at any time from your browser settings. However, this will not prevent the sites from placing further cookies on your device unless and until you adjust your Internet browser setting as described above.
For more information on the development of user-profiles and the use of targeting/advertising Cookies, please see www.youronlinechoices.eu if you are located in Europe or www.aboutads.info/choices if in the United States.

Contact us

If you have any other questions about our Cookie Policy, please contact us at:
If you require any information or clarification regarding the use of your personal information or this privacy policy or grievances with respect to use of your personal information, please email us at [email protected]





Source link

Top North Korea Envoy Meets US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo For New Nuclear Talks


Mike Pompeo (centre) with North Korean Vice-Chairman Kim Yong-chol (L). (AFP)

WASHINGTON: 

A top North Korean nuclear envoy began a new round of talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and could also meet President Donald Trump at the White House on Friday during a visit aimed at clearing the way for a second US-North Korea summit.

The diplomatic encounter with Kim Yong Chol, Pyongyang’s lead negotiator with the United States, marked a rare sign of potential movement in a denuclearization effort that has stalled since a landmark meeting between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore last year.

Kim Yong Chol and Pompeo, with tight smiles, posed together for photographs at a Washington hotel before heading into the talks that could determine whether the two sides can make headway. There has been no indication of any narrowing of differences over U.S. demands that North Korea abandon a nuclear weapons program that threatens the United States or over Pyongyang’s demand for a lifting of punishing sanctions.

Hours before Kim Yong Chol’s arrival on Thursday, Trump – who declared after the Singapore summit in June that the nuclear threat posed by North Korea was over – unveiled a revamped US missile defense strategy that singled out the country as an ongoing and “extraordinary threat.”

Following his meeting with Pompeo, Kim Yong Chol, a hardline former spy chief, could also go to see Trump at the White House, a person familiar with the matter said.

The high-level North Korean visit could yield an announcement of plans for a second summit, which both Trump and Kim have expressed an interested in arranging.

Their first meeting produced a vague commitment by Kim to work towards the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, but he has yet to take what Washington sees as concrete steps in that direction.

Trump looking for policy ‘win’?

Pompeo had planned to meet Kim Yong Chol to discuss a second summit last November, but the meeting was postponed at the last moment.

At the start of Friday’s talks, Pompeo, joined by Stephen Biegun, US special representative on North Korea, stood alongside Kim Yong Chol at the Dupont Circle Hotel in front of a bookcase with a photo of slain US civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. prominently displayed.

The men did not respond to a reporter’s shouted question of whether a venue for the next summit had been selected. Communist-ruled Vietnam, which has good relations with both the United States and North Korea, has been widely touted as the most likely site.

On his last visit to Washington, Kim Yong Chol delivered a letter from Kim Jong Un to Trump that helped overcome obstacles ahead of the summit in Singapore.

CNN quoted a source familiar with the US-North Korea talks as saying that Kim Yong Chol would be carrying a new letter for Trump.

US-based analysts said that North Korea, which has developed missiles and nuclear weapons in defiance of UN Security Council resolutions, would likely be seeking a clearer message from the Trump administration on any concessions it may be willing to make.

“The North Koreans need a real indication of what the US is willing to put on the table,” said Jenny Town, a North Korea expert at 38 North, a Washington-based think tank.

South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said on Wednesday that if North Korea took concrete steps toward abandoning its weapons programs, Washington could offer a formal end to the 1950-53 Korean War, humanitarian aid or a permanent channel for bilateral dialogue.

Victor Cha, a former White House adviser on Asia under President George W. Bush, suggested that Trump may be so desperate for a policy “win” that he could be vulnerable to a bad deal with North Korea.

“I worry that the timing works to North Korea’s benefit,” Cha said, citing pressures on Trump such as the partial U.S. government shutdown and the ongoing investigation into alleged Russian ties to Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.

Earlier this month, Trump defended the stuttering progress on North Korea by saying that Pyongyang had stopped missile and bomb testing and if it had not been for his administration “you’d be having a nice big fat war in Asia.”





Source link

hanuman beniwal created ruckus during address of governor in state assembly


जयपुर: राज्य विधानसभा के पहले सत्र ( Rajasthan vidhansabha seesion) के तीसरे दिन (17 जनवरी) को राज्यपाल के अभिभाषण के दौरान विधायक हनुमान बेनीवाल ने वेल में आकर जमकर हंगामा किया. जिस कारण राज्यपाल कल्याण सिंह अपना अभिभाषण पूरा नहीं कर पाए. वहीं, विपक्ष के नेताओं ने बेनीवाल के सदन के अंदर किए इस व्यवहार की आलोचना की.

इस दौरान बेनीवाल ने राज्य के किसानों से सरकार के द्वारा अब तक मूंग की खरीद न होने पर सरकार की मंशा पर सवाल उठाया. बेनीवाल का कहना था कि वो राज्यपाल के अभिभाषण का विरोध नहीं कर रहे है. लेकिन किसानों के मुद्दे पर राज्य सरकार ने अब तक कुछ नहीं किया है. इस दौरान उन्होंने पूर्व वसुंधरा सरकार पर भी कई गंभीर आरोप लगाएं.

उन्होंने कहा, “http://zeenews.india.com/”वसुंधरा सरकार ने भी अपने कार्यकाल के दौरान किसानों की समस्याओं को सुलझाने का प्रयास नहीं किया.”http://zeenews.india.com/”  बेनीवाल के आरोपों पर विपक्ष ने भी कड़ा ऐतराज जताया है. सदन में उपनेता प्रतिपक्ष राजेंद्र राठौड़ ने बेनीवाल पर सदन की मर्यादा को तार-तार करने का आरोप लगाया.

विधानसभा वेल में बेनीवाल के लगातार विरोध और हंगामे के कारण राज्यपाल अपना अभिभाषण पूरा नहीं कर पाएं. जिसके बाद विधायक शांति धारीवाल ने राज्यपाल का अभिभाषण पढ़ा हुआ माना जाने का प्रस्ताव सदन के सामने रखा. विधानसभा वेल में हो रहे इस हंगामें के दौरान खींवसर विधायक बेनीवाल के अलावा उनकी पार्टी के दो अन्य विधायक और Cpm के विधायक भी मौजूद थें. 

आपको बता दें कि, अपनी नवगठित राष्ट्रीय लोकतांत्रिक पार्टी से 2018 का विधानसभा चुनाव लड़ने वाले बेनीवाल का नागौर और उसके आस पास के क्षेत्रों में काफी प्रभाव रहा है. विधानसभा चुनाव के दौरान बेनीवाल के अलावा उनकी पार्टी के 2 अन्य विधायक भी इस बार चुनाव जीतने में कामयाब हुए है. 

माना जा रहा है कि राज्य विधानसभा के पहले सत्र के दौरान बेनीवाल के इस हंगामें के कारण सदन के पहले सत्र में भी काफी व्यवधान आया है.





Source link

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Urges Donald Trump To Delay State Of Union Speech Amid Shutdown


The US government shutdown was triggered by Trump’s demand for $5.7 billion to fund a border wall

Washington: 

With the partial US government shutdown now in its 26th day, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday urged President Donald Trump to reschedule his State of the Union address – a move that could deny him the opportunity to use the pageantry of the speech to attack Democrats in their own chamber over the impasse.

With Trump’s address set for January 29, Pelosi wrote him a letter citing security concerns because the Secret Service, which is required to provide security for the address, has not received funding during the dispute.

The standoff was triggered by Trump’s demand for $5.7 billion to fund a wall along the US-Mexico border, which Democrats oppose.

Presidents traditionally deliver the address, which lays out the administration’s goals for the upcoming year, in the House of Representatives chamber before a joint session of Congress and the majority of the Cabinet.

Democrats took control of the House after last November’s congressional elections. During the shutdown, Trump has routinely blamed them for the stalemate, although he had earlier said he would take responsibility.

Pelosi, speaking to reporters, suggested that if Trump would not agree to reschedule the speech until the government reopens, he could deliver it from the Oval Office instead, a setting that would lack the grandeur of a congressional address.

The White House had no immediate comment on Pelosi’s request, and her letter appeared to have taken aides by surprise. It pointed out that she had invited Trump to make the State of the Union address at the Capitol but said the shutdown complicated the situation.

“Sadly, given the security concerns and unless government re-opens this week, I suggest we work together to determine another suitable date after government has re-opened for this address or for you to consider delivering your State of the Union address in writing to the Congress,” Pelosi wrote.

US Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer told reporters later: “I think it’s a good idea to delay (the speech) until the government is open.”

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said on Twitter her department and the Secret Service were prepared to handle a presidential speech at the Capitol.

Representative Jim Jordan of the House Freedom Caucus, a group of conservative Republicans allied to Trump, said Pelosi’s move showed Democrats were “more focused on stopping the president than they are on serving the country.”

Democratic Senators Rally

Both sides sought to ratchet up the pressure over the longest government shutdown in US history.

Democratic senators huddled on the outdoor steps leading to the Senate in 39-degree (3.9-C) weather, holding large photographs of constituents furloughed by the shutdown or otherwise hurt by it, with Schumer saying Trump “is using these men and women as pawns.”

At the same time, the president hosted a bipartisan group of House members to discuss finding a solution to the impasse. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said the meeting was constructive.

Democratic lawmakers who met with Trump said they told him to end the shutdown first and then talk about the issues dividing them.

“Our singular message was we’ve got to reopen the government and then in good faith we can have negotiations,” Representative Dean Phillips told reporters.

At mid-afternoon, a group of freshman House Democrats crossed the Capitol to deliver a letter to Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office, “asking him to exercise his power and bring our bills to a vote” to fund the government and reopen it, said Representative Susie Lee of Nevada.

A handful of Republican senators, including Lindsey Graham and Lisa Murkowski, were circulating a bipartisan draft letter to Trump asking him to support a measure that would reopen the government for three weeks while they work on funding legislation that would address his concerns about border security.

A Democrat who signed the letter, Chris Coons, said it would not be sent unless a substantial number of Republicans signed it.

Trump on Wednesday signed legislation that would ensure 800,000 federal employees will receive back pay when the government reopens.

But the White House threatened to veto a House bill that would provide $12.1 billion in supplemental funding for national disasters if lawmakers combined it with a separate measure to temporarily reopen shuttered agencies without funding for a border wall, saying such a move would be “unacceptable.”

Some government employees are being asked to return to work after being initially told to stay home during the shutdown, although they will not be paid on schedule.

Funding for the federal courts will run out next week because of the shutdown, Bob Carlson, president of the American Bar Association, which represents more than 400,000 lawyers, said on Wednesday, urging the administration and Congress to reach a compromise and restore funding to the federal judiciary.

“Immigration courts, which have no current funding and are already dealing with an 800,000-case backlog, have canceled more than 42,000 hearings, forcing people who have waited years for justice to wait even longer,” Carlson said in a statement.





Source link

Bengal BJP To Seek Permission For 10-12 Day Rath Yatra, Says BJP State Vice President Jai Prakash Majumdar


The proposed “Rath Yatras” of the BJP in West Bengal were put on hold on Tuesday. (File)

Kolkata: 

The West Bengal unit of the BJP has decided to seek permission for 10 to 12-day long four-phased ”Rath Yatras” from the state government, a senior party leader said Wednesday.

A fresh itinerary of the ”Rath Yatras”, in accordance with the directives of the Supreme Court, will be submitted to the government.

The proposed “Rath Yatras” of the BJP in West Bengal were put on hold on Tuesday by the Supreme Court, which asked the party to seek a fresh approval from the Mamata Banerjee government in the state by submitting a revised proposal, saying the law-and-order apprehensions were not “totally unfounded”.

“We have decided to submit the new 10 to 12-day schedule of four-phased ”Rath Yatras” to the state government. Let us see whether the state gives us permission or not,” BJP state vice president Jai Prakash Majumdar said.

According to the proposal, four chariots will begin their journey from four venues — Coochbehar, Kakdwip (South 24 Parganas), Krishnanagar (Nadia) and Birbhum district. The state BJP leadership, however, declined to give the exact dates of the ”yatras” they are planning to submit to the state government.

“Initially, our proposal was for a 40-day long yatra. The state declined to give us permission. Then we submitted a 20-day-long schedule which too was declined permission. So now, we will submit a 10 to 12-day long yatra (schedule),” another senior BJP leader said.

The top court had put the BJP’s proposed ”Rath Yatras” on hold, but allowed the West Bengal unit of the party to continue with its proposed public rallies and meetings under its ”Ganatantra Bachao Yatra”.

The SC bench, in its verdict, asked the Trinamool Congress government in the state to consider the fresh, revised proposal of the BJP keeping in mind the fundamental right of freedom of speech and expression guaranteed under the Constitution.

It also said that the government should respond to the revised proposal of the BJP with “utmost expedition”, keeping in mind that with the commencement of the CBSE and other board examinations, use of loudspeakers might be banned

 





Source link

Rajasthan: HC’s tough attitude on decreasing number of Godavana, demand answer from center and state government


हाईकोर्ट में जस्टिस संगीत लोढा की खंडपीठ ने स्व प्रेरणा से प्रसंज्ञान लेते हुए जनहित याचिका दायर की है. 

राजस्थान: गोडावण की संख्या घटने पर HC का सख्त रवैया, केंद्र और राज्य से मांगा जवाब

8 साल पहले गोडावण के संरक्षण के लिए बनाया गया था प्रोजेक्ट. (प्रतीकात्मक तस्वीर)





Source link

Gujarat become first state who implemented ten percent reservation for general category given by central government


खास बातें

  1. गरीब सवर्णों के लिए आरक्षण लागू करने वाला पहला राज्य बना गुजरात
  2. अब दाखिला प्रक्रिया और नौकरियों के लिये नए सिरे से घोषणाएं होंगी
  3. नई आरक्षण व्यवस्था 14 जनवरी से लागू

नई दिल्ली:

गुजरात सरकार ने एलान किया है कि वह सरकारी नौकरियों और उच्च शिक्षा में सामान्य श्रेणी के आर्थिक रूप से कमजोर वर्ग के लोगों के लिए 10 फीसदी आरक्षण व्यवस्था को आज से लागू करेगी.  राष्ट्रपति रामनाथ कोविंद ने शनिवार को 10 फीसदी आरक्षण दिलाने वाले संवैधानिक संशोधन को मंजूरी दे दी. प्रदेश सरकार ने एक विज्ञप्ति में कहा, “14 जनवरी को उत्तरायण शुरू होने के साथ सामान्य श्रेणी के आर्थिक रूप से कमजोर वर्गों को उच्च शिक्षण संस्थानों में प्रवेश और सरकारी नौकरियों में 10 फीसदी आरक्षण मिलेगा.”इसमें कहा गया कि आरक्षण की नई व्यवस्था उन दाखिलों और नौकरियों के लिये भी प्रभावी होगी जिनके लिये विज्ञापन 14 जनवरी से पहले जारी हुआ हो लेकिन वास्तविक प्रक्रिया शुरू न हुई हो. 

सवर्ण आरक्षण पर बोले केंद्रीय मंत्री थावरचंद गहलोत, कहा- 8 लाख की आय सीमा में बदलाव संभव

ऐसे मामलों में दाखिला प्रक्रिया और नौकरियों के लिये नए सिरे से घोषणाएं की जाएंगी. विज्ञप्ति में कहा गया कि भर्ती या दाखिला प्रक्रिया – परीक्षा या साक्षात्कार- 14 जनवरी से पहले शुरू हो चुके हैं तो 10 फीसदी आरक्षण लागू नहीं होगा. गुजरात कांग्रेस प्रमुख अमित चावड़ा ने इस घोषणा की निंदा करते हुए कहा कि इससे भ्रम फैलेगा.     

सवर्णों के आरक्षण पर संसद की मुहर: किसी ने बताया ‘राजनीतिक स्टंट’, तो किसी ने सवर्णों से ‘धोखा’, 10 खास बातें

सवर्ण वर्ग के आर्थिक रूप से कमजोर लोगों को शैक्षणिक संस्थानों और सरकारी नौकरी में 10 फीसदी आरक्षण देने के फैसले पर केंद्रीय मंत्रिमंडल ने 7 जनवरी को मुहर लगाई जिसके बाद आरक्षण व्यवस्था को लागू करने के लिए 8 जनवरी को लोकसभा में संविधान का 124वां संशोधन विधेयक 2019 पेश किया गया था. लंबी बहस के बाद यह विधेयक लोकसभा में पास हो गया.

टिप्पणियां

शिवसेना ने मोदी सरकार से पूछा: आरक्षण तो दे दिया, नौकरियां कहां है? अगर यह चुनावी चाल है तो महंगा पड़ेगा

इसके अगले दिन राज्यसभा में इस संशोधन विधेयक को पेश किया गया और लंबी बहस के बाद यहां भी पास कर दिया गया. दोनों सदनों से बिल पास होने के बाद मंजूरी के लिए राष्ट्रपति कोविंद के पास भेजा गया. जहां राष्ट्रपति कोविंद ने भी बिल पर हस्ताक्षर कर अपनी मंजूरी दे दी. यह आरक्षण अनुसूचित जाति (एससी), अनुसूचित जनजाति (एसटी) और अन्य पिछड़ा वर्ग (ओबीसी) के लोगों को मिलने वाले 49.5 फीसदी आरक्षण से अलग होगा. (इनपुट भाषा से)



Source link