BJP Has Expelled 53 Leaders Including 3 Ex Ministers For 6 Years


Party has shown that it can act tough when needed, will again form government in Madhya Pradesh: BJP

Bhopal: 

Three former ministers are among the 53 leaders, who have been expelled from the party by the BJP, for six years for alleged anti-party activities, in Madhya Pradesh as the state heads to elections on November 28. Among the three former ministers are Sartaj Singh, Ramkrishna Kusmaria and KL Agrawal, who defied party diktat and refused to withdraw nominations. They will contest as Independent candidates now. 

While former union minister Sartaj Singh will take on sitting BJP lawmaker and finance minister Jayant Malaiya from Damoh, Ramkrishna Kusmaria will contest from Patharia and KL Agrawal from Bamori. 

BJP vice president Prabhat Jha flew to Damoh to convince Mr Kusmaria, a heavyweight from Bundelkhand, popularly called Babbaji, who even refused to meet him. 

“The party gave them everything. We tried hard to convince them but they refused. The party has shown that it can act tough when needed. Their fight will not make any difference, the BJP is going to form the government again,” said senior state BJP leader Vijesh Lunawat. 

The Congress party on the other has done better than the BJP in containing rebels in Madhya Pradesh. The party has been able to convince 35 dissidents to pull out. Senior Congress leaders managed to convince several, to withdraw nominations but few well-known names like former lawmaker from Jhabua, Xavier Meda had to be expelled for six years for anti-party activities. He is contesting the elections from Jhabua as an Independent against Vikrant Bhuria, son of lawmaker Kantilal Bhuria. 

Two Congress lawmakers, Dinesh Ahirwar and Pratap Singh Uike, who have not been given tickets have also rebelled against the party and are fighting the polls as Independents. Nitin Chaturvedi, son of party veteran Satyvrat Chaturvedi, who has also not been given a ticket has switched sides and is contesting on a Samajwadi Party ticket from Rajanagar. 

Following the withdrawal of nominations and rejections; 2,932 candidates are finally in the fray for the 230 constituencies in Madhya Pradesh. 578 nominations were rejected and 538 candidates have withdrawn their nominations, the Election Commission has said.





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20 Years After Liver Transplant, Man Training To Become Doctor


At just 20 months of age, Sanjay Kandasamy (L) had a part of his father’s liver transplanted into him.

New Delhi: 

Now 21, Sanjay Kandasamy did not have an ordinary childhood. At just 20 months of age, he had a part of his father’s liver transplanted into him in November 1998.

In doing so, Mr Sanjay and his doctors created history in the annals of Indian medicine as the country’s first successful liver transplant surgery, Indraprastha Apollo hospitals said in statement.

Remarkably, not only has Mr Sanjay done exceedingly well, he is now training to be a doctor himself.

On the 20th anniversary of the operation that changed the face of medical sciences in India, the hospital showcased the evolution that liver transplants have gone through over the last two decades.

Dr Preetha Reddy, vice chairperson of the Apollo Hospitals Group, said liver disease is a major cause for concern in the country with as many as two lakh people dying from it every year. While around 1,800 liver transplants are done annually, as many as 20,000 people need a liver transplant at any given point.

“The fact is around 10 lakh people are diagnosed with liver disease every year, making it the 10th most-common cause of death in India as per the WHO. While India has come a long way since the first operation, there is still a huge gap to be filled,” Dr Reddy said.

Ace Indian cricketer, Gautam Gambhir, a long-time proponent of organ donation was also present on the occasion.

“Every three minutes a person gets added to the list who need a transplant. Today, over two lakh Indians are on the list while less than 10 per cent get a transplant. We have to work as a nation to increase our organ donation rate. I have pledged my organs in 2011 and encourage the youth to raise awareness on organ donation and become donors themselves. This needs to become a national movement,” he said.

Apollo Hospitals’ Group Medical Director and Senior Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Dr Anupam Sibal, said over the last 20 years the Apollo Institutes of Transplant has performed more than 3,200 liver transplants in patients from over 50 countries of which 302 have been children.

“While there is still a lack of infrastructure for life-saving organ donations and transplants, the numbers in the country are showing some improvement in the country.

“Out of 301 hospitals equipped to handle the process, 250 have registered with National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO), showing that in order to conduct an organ transplant, there exists one fully equipped hospital for around 43 lakh people,” Dr Sibal said.

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In The Last Four Years KCR’s Assets Increased By 41% To Rs. 22.61 Crore


KCR filed his nomination papers on Wednesday for the Gajwel assembly constituency.

Hyderabad: 

Telangana caretaker Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s total asset has increased by about 41 per cent to Rs. 22.61 crore in the last over four years and even though his party’s symbol is a ‘car’, he does not own one, his election affidavit reveals.

The Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) supremo filed the affidavit along with his nomination papers on Wednesday for the Gajwel assembly constituency. Telangana goes to poll on December 7.

The total value of his movable and immovable assets stands at Rs. 22.61 crore now as against Rs. 15.95 crore declared in 2014, an increase of about 41 per cent, according to Mr Rao’s affidavit.

The TRS chief has acquired an additional 16 acres of agricultural land during the period, it said.

In the 2014 general elections, Mr Rao had declared that he owned 37.70 acres of agricultural land and according to the latest affidavit, it stood at 54.24 acres.

Mr Rao’s liabilities stood at Rs 8.89 crore as against Rs 7.87 crore in 2014, the affidavit said.

The chief minister said he was facing 64 criminal cases related to the separate Telangana agitation and that they were in various stages of prosecution.





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Master Blaster Turns Nostalgic After 29 Years


Sachin Tendulkar took a trip down the memory lane and on Thursday shared a picture from his debut match from 29 years ago with his fans on the social media. Tendulkar made his debut for India on this day in a Test match against Pakistan in Karachi. Recalling the good old days, the Master Blaster posted some pictures of himself in action, saying: “This day, every year, brings back so many memories of the day I first represented India. It was an honour to play for the country and be able to represent India for 24 years.”

Tendulkar had scored 15 runs in his debut Test, which eventually ended in a draw. In the subsequent match in Faisalabad, then a 16-year-old Tendulkar scored his first international half-century.

Pakistan fast bowler Waqar Younis had also made his Test debut in the same match as Tendulkar.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) congratulated Tendulkar, saying: “On this day. Rewind the clock. 1989 – Sachin made his Test debut. 2013 Walks out to bat for one final time #legend #TeamIndia”

Drawing everyone’s attention with his consistent batting, Tendulkar scored his first international century in a Test match against England in Manchester on August 9, 1990. Aged 17 years and 107 days, he became the youngest Indian to score a century in Test cricket.

He was also the youngest to do so in international cricket, till Bangladesh’s Mohammad Ashraful broke his record in 2001, when he scored a Test ton against Sri Lanka in Colombo at the age of 17 years and 61 days.

On Tendulkar’s special day, the International Cricket Council (ICC) also acknowledged him along with Pakistan paceman Younis.

“On This Day in 1989, Sachin Tendulkar and Waqar Younis, aged 16 and 17 respectively, made their Test match debuts against each other in Karachi. Two true legends of the game,” the ICC said in a tweet.

Having represented India for 24 years, Tendulkar made 15921 runs in Tests and 18426 runs in ODI cricket. He scored a record total of 100 international centuries, a mark which is still being chased by some of the modern-day cricketing heroes.

With 63 international hundreds so far, India skipper Virat Kohli is on the fifth position in the list of most centuries in a career. South Africa’s Hashim Amla stands sixth with 54 international tons to his name.

Tendulkar retired from international cricket on the same day in 2013. His final innings came at his home ground – Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, where he scored a 74-run knock in India’s emphatic innings and 126 runs over the West Indies.





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NASA Wants People on Mars Within 25 Years


Deadly radiation from the cosmos, potential vision loss, and atrophying bones are just some of the challenges scientists must overcome before any future astronaut can set foot on Mars, experts and top NASA officials said Tuesday.

The US space agency believes it can put humans on the Red Planet within 25 years, but the technological and medical hurdles are immense.

“The cost of solving those means that under current budgets, or slightly expanded budgets, it’s going to take about 25 years to solve those,” said former NASA astronaut Tom Jones, who flew on four space shuttle missions before retiring in 2001.

“We need to get started now on certain key technologies,” he told reporters in Washington.

At an average distance of about 140 million miles (225 million kilometres), Mars poses scientific problems an order of magnitude greater than anything encountered by the Apollo lunar missions.

With today’s rocket technology, it would take an astronaut up to nine months to reach Mars — the physical toll of floating that long in zero gravity would be huge.

For instance, scientists think prolonged weightlessness can cause irreversible changes to blood vessels in the retina, leading to vision degradation.

And after a while in zero G, the skeleton starts to leach calcium and bone mass.

With gravity only one-third of Earth’s, scientists don’t yet know the effects of a presumed one-year mission to the surface of Mars.

Better propulsion
One way to reduce wear and tear on the human body is to dramatically cut down on travel time to Mars.

Jones called for nuclear propulsion systems that would have the added benefit of producing electricity on flights.

“If we start now, in 25 years we might have these technologies available to help us and protect us from these long transit times,” he said.

Under current conditions, just an outbound trip to Mars would take so long that any astronaut would receive the same amount of radiation than ordinarily would be deemed safe over the course of an entire career.

“We don’t have the solution yet in terms of shielding, in terms of protecting you from cosmic rays and solar flares that you experience during this transit time,” Jones said.

Aerospace experts have identified several technologies that need rapid development, including spacecraft that can survive the harsh entry into Mars and land softly enough, as well as the ability to lift people off the surface and head back to Earth.

NASA currently has a new robotic lander called InSight zooming towards Mars, due to land on November 26 after taking off from California on May 5.

The $993 million (roughly Rs. 7,160 crores) project aims to expand human knowledge of interior conditions on Mars, inform efforts to send explorers there, and reveal how rocky planets like the Earth formed billions of years ago.

Jim Garvin, Chief Scientist at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, said InSight would fill in “critical unknowns” and help build a key understanding of Mars.

In 2020, another mission will see NASA send a rover to Mars that aims to determine the habitability of the Martian environment, search for signs of ancient life, and assess natural resources and hazards for future human explorers.

Additionally, private firms like SpaceX and a host of other nations are building technologies that could be used on future Mars missions.

Some experts see new exploration of the Moon as key to a future mission to Mars, as astronauts there could learn about extracting water or using technology and apply those lessons to future Mars missions.



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NASA Believes It Can Put Humans On Mars Within 25 Years


“We need to get started now on certain key technologies,” NASA astronaut Tom Jones said.

Washington: 

Deadly radiation from the cosmos, potential vision loss, and atrophying bones are just some of the challenges scientists must overcome before any future astronaut can set foot on Mars, experts and top NASA officials said Tuesday.

The US space agency believes it can put humans on the Red Planet within 25 years, but the technological and medical hurdles are immense.

“The cost of solving those means that under current budgets, or slightly expanded budgets, it’s going to take about 25 years to solve those,” said former NASA astronaut Tom Jones, who flew on four space shuttle missions before retiring in 2001.

“We need to get started now on certain key technologies,” he told reporters in Washington.

At an average distance of about 140 million miles (225 million kilometers), Mars poses scientific problems an order of magnitude greater than anything encountered by the Apollo lunar missions.

With today’s rocket technology, it would take an astronaut up to nine months to reach Mars — the physical toll of floating that long in zero gravity would be huge.

For instance, scientists think prolonged weightlessness can cause irreversible changes to blood vessels in the retina, leading to vision degradation.

And after a while in zero G, the skeleton starts to leach calcium and bone mass.

With gravity only one-third of Earth’s, scientists don’t yet know the effects of a presumed one-year mission to the surface of Mars.

Better propulsion

One way to reduce wear and tear on the human body is to dramatically cut down on travel time to Mars.

Jones called for nuclear propulsion systems that would have the added benefit of producing electricity on flights.

“If we start now, in 25 years we might have these technologies available to help us and protect us from these long transit times,” he said.

Under current conditions, just an outbound trip to Mars would take so long that any astronaut would receive the same amount of radiation than ordinarily would be deemed safe over the course of an entire career.

“We don’t have the solution yet in terms of shielding, in terms of protecting you from cosmic rays and solar flares that you experience during this transit time,” Jones said.

Aerospace experts have identified several technologies that need rapid development, including spacecraft that can survive the harsh entry into Mars and land softly enough, as well as the ability to lift people off the surface and head back to Earth.

NASA currently has a new robotic lander called InSight zooming towards Mars, due to land on November 26 after taking off from California on May 5.

The $993 million project aims to expand human knowledge of interior conditions on Mars, inform efforts to send explorers there, and reveal how rocky planets like the Earth formed billions of years ago.

Jim Garvin, chief scientist at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, said InSight would fill in “critical unknowns” and help build a key understanding of Mars.

In 2020, another mission will see NASA send a rover to Mars that aims to determine the habitability of the Martian environment, search for signs of ancient life, and assess natural resources and hazards for future human explorers.

Additionally, private firms like SpaceX and a host of other nations are building technologies that could be used on future Mars missions.

Some experts see new exploration of the Moon as key to a future mission to Mars, as astronauts there could learn about extracting water or using technology and apply those lessons to future Mars missions.

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





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Man Caught In Jammu 25 Years After He Was Accused Of Rape


Hussain was caught by a special police team from Mendhar area. (Representational)

Jammu: 

A man who was absconding for 25 years after allegedly raping a woman was arrested in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, police said Tuesday.

A case was filed against Khushal Hussain under various sections of the Ranbir Penal Code including rape in 1993, officials said.

However, he managed to escape and was evading arrest since then, they added.

Hussain was caught by a special police team from Mendhar area, a police officer said.

In a separate incident, Mohammad Kabir, a bovine smuggler who was on the run for seven years was arrested from the state’s Rajouri district.

A case of smuggling was registered against Kabir in 2011. 





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“Not Seeking Hegemony”, Beijing To Set South China Sea “Code” In 3 Years


Ownership of islands and waters in the South China Sea is disputed by several nations.

BEIJING: 

A rulebook to settle disputes in the hotly contested South China Sea should be finished in three years, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday, insisting his nation does not seek “hegemony or expansion”.

Li’s comments appeared to be the first clear timeframe for finishing the code of conduct. Talks have dragged on for years, with China accused of delaying progress as it prefers to deal with less powerful countries on a one-on-one basis.

Ownership of islands and waters in the South China Sea is disputed by several nations.

China, which claims virtually all of the sea, has established military positions on disputed outcrops and intimidates fishermen and naval vessels from rival countries.

Tensions have soared with fellow claimants such as Vietnam, the Philippines and Taiwan, as well as the United States, which has traditionally been the dominant military power in the area.

Beijing and the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have for years sought to hammer out a code to govern disputes in the disputed waters, but the process has moved slowly.

Speaking in Singapore ahead of the opening of an ASEAN summit, Li said: “It is China’s hope that the (code of conduct) consultation will be finished in three years’ time so that it will contribute to enduring peace and stability in the South China Sea.”

“We are not and we will not seek hegemony or expansion. That is something that we will never do,” he added.

“What we hope is to have a harmonious relationship with our neighbours.”

There have been small signs of progress in recent months.

China and Southeast Asian nations announced in August that they had agreed on their initial bargaining positions as they work towards a code.

While both sides hailed it as a vital step, critics said that some of Beijing’s proposals in the agreement were clearly aimed at expanding its influence in the region at the expense of Washington.

Navies from China and Southeast Asia also staged their first joint drills last month in the South China Sea — which is criss-crossed by busy shipping lanes and home to abundant natural resources — in an effort to ease tensions.

Opposition has weakened in many parts of Southeast Asia to China’s aggressive behaviour in the waters in recent years, with countries keen to attract investment from Beijing and worried about US commitment to the region under President Donald Trump.

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La Liga: After two years Barcelona of Lionel Messi loses a Match, gets defeat from Baits club by 4-3


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Gurugram: 3 Years old raped and murdered in Cyber City


नई दिल्ली : साइबर सिटी गुरुग्राम में एक बार फिर शर्मसार करने वाली घटना सामने आई है. यहां 3 साल की मासूम के साथ दरिंदगी के बाद हत्या करने का मामला सामने आया है. पुलिस ने मामला दर्ज कर लिया है और आरोपी की पहचान भी कर ली है. आरोपी पड़ोस का रहने वाला युवक बताया जा रहा है. पुलिस ने पॉस्को एक्ट के तहत मामला दर्ज कर आरोपी की तलाश शुरू कर दी है. पुलिस का दावा है कि आरोपी को जल्द पकड़ लिया जाएगा. यह पूरा मामला गुरुग्राम के एक सेक्टर का है, जहां दूसरे राज्य का एक परिवार रहता है. 3 साल की कल शाम से बच्ची लापता थी. इसकी सूचना सेक्टर 65 थाने में दी गई थी. उसके बाद पुलिस बच्ची की तलाश कर रही थी. आज सुबह बच्ची का शव नग्न अवस्था में एक खंडहर नुमा कोटड़े में मिला. अब पुलिस पूरे मामले की तफ्तीश कर रही है.

दिल्ली महिला आयोग ने 10 साल की बलात्कार पीड़िता की मदद की, बच्ची के दादा ने किया था रेप

टिप्पणियां


गुरुग्राम पुलिस ने मामले की गंभीरता को देखते हुए आरोपी के खिलाफ पॉस्को एक्ट के तहत मामला दर्ज कर लिया है. आरोपी की पहचान कर ली गई है और उसे पकड़ने के लिए टीमें गठित कर दी गई हैं. आरोपी पड़ोस का बताया जा रहा है. कहा जा रहा है कि वह घिनौनी वारदात को अंजाम देने के बाद फरार हो गया. आपको बता दें साइबर सिटी में इस तरह मासूम की हत्या का यह पहला मामला नहीं है. इससे पहले भी इस तरह की घिनौनी वारदातें सामने आ चुकी हैं. करीब दर्जन भर मामलों में मासूम की दुष्कर्म के बाद हत्या का मामला सामने आया है. 

उत्तर प्रदेश : महिला के बाहर जाते ही घर में घुस गया शख्स, 9 साल की बच्ची से किया रेप



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