A helpless Opposition is contemplating ways and means of blocking the passage of the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill that is scheduled to brought in the Lok Sabha by Union home minister Amit Shah on Monday afternoon. Congress president Sonia Gandhi called a strategy meeting on Sunday evening to discuss the party’s response in Parliament. Congress leaders lament that even those parties which were in alliance with the BJP tried in the past to take independent positions on ideological issues but now there is complete surrender. The Citizenship Bill, combined with the NRC (National Register of Citizens), had the potential to further intensify the anti-Muslim sentiments in the country. The RSS is moving towards its goal very fast after winning the 2019 election,” a Congress leader said.
Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday sought President Ram Nath Kovind’s intervention to recognise Paika rebellion (the peasant rebellion) as the first war of independence. Paika rebellion was a valiant uprising against the British in 1817. For the past many years, debate was on whether the Paika rebellion was the first armed uprising against the British or not. Attending the ceremony, Naveen said, “I have been demanding the Centre to declare Paika rebellion as the first freedom movement of India. Not only descendants of Dalbehera, Prafulla Bahubalendra, the descendant of the one of the heroes of the Paika Rebellion is also happy with this development.
However, people, whether Pakistani or outsiders, have to get down at the new Kohala Bridge and show their ID cards. Muhammad Ali Jinnah also used the overpass for his journeys to Kashmir. This becomes the region’s severe disadvantage in living up to its official Indian designation as “Pakistan-occupied Kashmir”. We were received by Shah Ghulam Qadir, a veteran politician and the Speaker of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) legislative assembly. Many people, including some politicians and bureaucrats, accused the Pakistani army of “doing nothing” despite long claims.
Scrub typhus is a mite-borne disease caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi (formerly Rickettsia tsutsugamushi). He said a medical team led by south Lungpher medical officer Dr Lalchamliana conducted a free clinic at Cheural village last week during which 101 out of 280 people were diagnosed with scrub typhus. More than 40 people have died and over 2,000 have been infected with scrub typhus since the first case was reported in Mizoram in 2012. Scrub typhus cases were reported in January and July this year. There is no vaccine for preventing scrub typhus.
Ten victims were brought to the hospital in central Delhi, nine of them dead and one survivor who is admitted in the ICU. As many as 34 people were brought dead at Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital (LNJP), where 15 injured were admitted. Mohammed Arman, who works at a furniture factory in Mayapuri, was showing hospital authorities the picture of Mahbub and Sahmat. Wails of inconsolable family members rent the air in the morgue. And, my two brothers Sajid, 23, and Wazir, 17, are untraceable,” a despondent Wajid said as his family members tried to comfort him.
Sanjay Jaiswal, who at present is also the chief whip of the BJP in the Lok Sabha, had to take shelter inside the booth to escape being lynched, while angry people laid seize outside. An angry mob then had surrounded Jaiswal at polling booth number 162 at Narkatia, which though technically a part of the West Champaran Lok Sabha constituency, is administratively under the East Champaran district. Jaiswal, who at present is also the chief whip of the BJP in the Lok Sabha, had to take shelter inside the booth to escape being lynched, while angry people laid seize outside. Similarly, the people of the minority community against whom a case was registered from Jaiswal’s side, have taken bail from the court,” Sharma added. The Bihar BJP chief asserted that the concerned ASP never enquired or asked anything from him to know his side while supervision the case and declared the case to be true, thereby violating the principles of natural justice.
(PTI)On Sunday, 32-year-old Firoz Khan woke up to flames engulfing the room where he was sleeping along with his fellow workers in a building in Anaj Mandi. He said: “When I woke up, I saw flames in the room in which we were sleeping. The police told us they were taken to hospital, which hospital I don’t know. We looked for them here (LNJP), but were not able to confirm if they had been brought here,” he said. I have no clue which hospital he has been taken to,” Manoj said.
Relatives of a factory worker wait outside the mortuary of a hospital in New Delhi on Sunday. Some 150 fire-fighters, who had to cut the window grills to enter the building, rescued 63 trapped people, of whom 16 were injured. Zameer Ahmad from Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, lost both of his sons, Imran, 33, and Iqran, 23, who worked in a bag-making factory. The Centre and the state government have announced Rs 2 lakh and Rs 10 lakh each, respectively, for the families of the dead and Rs 50,000 and 1 lakh each for the injured. Bihar will give Rs 2 lakh each to its bereaved families.
Soumyadeep Roy, one of the coaches of the Indian senior table tennis team, feels the world No. The Telegraph pictureSoumyadeep Roy, one of the coaches of the Indian senior table tennis team, feels the world No. According to Roy, remaining within the top eight will help India be better placed in terms of seedings for the Olympic qualifications. “The Olympic team qualification is in January. What he went through was really tough but he had the confidence to bounce back,” Roy said.
Willis Plaza scored a brace as Churchill Brothers thumped Mohun Bagan 4-2 in Sunday’s I-League encounter at the Kalyani Stadium. The visitors drew the first blood as early as in the second minute. Plaza, their man in form, nodded in a Dawda Ceesay cross even before the home team supporters could settle down. Bagan got an opportunity to equalise in the 19th minute, but Churchill Brothers goalkeeper Jafar Mondal made two consecutive saves to avert trouble. Suhair VP then made an attempt off the rebound, but that too was cleared by the Churchill Brothers goalkeeper.
MoM Lendl Simmons of the West Indies during the second T20I against India in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday. The West Indies rode Lendl Simmons’s unbeaten 67 and brisk knocks from Evin Lewis and comeback man Nicholas Pooran to reach home with nine balls to spare, after India managed 170/7 in 20 overs. “To be honest, West Indies bowled cutters and their change of pace did not help us. Following the reprieves, Simmons, Lewis (40) and Pooran (38 not out off 18 balls) ensured they took India’s bowlers to the cleaners. It's always a good challenge… Haven't played international cricket for a while, so it's good to be back in the circuit and playing for the West Indies.”
कांग्रेस संसद में नागरिकता (संशोधन) विधेयक का पुरजोर विरोध करेगी. लोकसभा में पार्टी के नेता अधीर रंजन चौधरी ने रविवार को पार्टी अध्यक्ष सोनिया गांधी के 10 जनपथ आवास पर कांग्रेस संसदीय रणनीतिक समूह की बैठक के बाद यह बयान दिया. उन्होंने कहा, ‘हम इस विधेयक का पूरी ताकत से विरोध करेंगे क्योंकि यह संविधान विरोधी और धर्मनिरपेक्षता विरोधी है.' उन्होंने कहा कि बैठक में निर्णय किया गया कि पार्टी बलात्कार के मामले और उन्नाव में महिला को जलाने की घटना को भी संसद में उठाएगी. पार्टी देश के विभिन्न हिस्से में महिलाओं पर हमले के मुद्दे को भी उठाएगी.केंद्रीय मंत्री अमित शाह सोमवार को लोकसभा में विधेयक पेश करेंगे.
December 08, 2019 21:00 UTC
Sonia Singh,LudhianaOnions are not the only vegetable to have become expensive ShutterstockShort supplySir — The price of onions has been skyrocketing. Even the prices of diesel and petrol are rising, as a result of which transportation costs will also go up. Amarnath Bhadra,HowrahSir — The price of onions is increasing almost everyday as the supply of the vegetable from Nashik has drastically dropped. Popular telebhaja shops in north Calcutta have increased the price of pneyaji to Rs 8 per piece from Rs 7 or Rs 5. Khokan Das,CalcuttaSir — Whether or not the finance minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, and her family eat onions is irrelevant to a discussion on the issue of the rising price of onions.
December 08, 2019 20:48 UTC
भास्कर ने दिल्ली फायर सर्विस के तीन पूर्व निदेशकों से पूछा कि कैसे रुकेंगे हादसे, सबने व्यवस्था सुधारने पर दिया जोरDainik Bhaskar Dec 09, 2019, 02:18 AM ISTअखिलेश कुमार | नई दिल्ली . दिल्ली में आग लगने की सिद्धार्थ होटल में 37, उपहार सिनेमा 59, लाल कुआं 57 सहित हौजखास रेस्तरां, बवाना फैक्ट्री, अर्पित होटल व गेस्ट हाउस में आग की बड़ी घटनाएं हुईं। पुरानी दिल्ली के तिलक बाजार, नया बाजार, खारी बाबली और लाल कुआं के बाद अब अनाज मंडी की घटनाओं को जोड़ लें तो अकेले पुरानी दिल्ली की पांच अग्निकांड में 145 की जान जा चुकी है।आग की घटनाओं से क्या सबक सीखे और कहां चूक का नुकसान दिल्ली को उठाना पड़ रहा है। भास्कर ने दिल्ली फायर सर्विसेज में 25-28 साल तक काम करने वाले तीन पूर्व निदेशकों से बातचीत की। इन्होंने बताया कि जब जिस तरह के एस्टैबलिशमेंट में आग लगती है, उसके नियम बदल जाते हैं। बाकी तरह ध्यान नहीं जाता।उपहार सिनेमा में आग लगी तो सिनेमैटोग्राफी रूल्स बदले गएउपहार सिनेमा में आग लगी तो सिनेमेटोग्राफी रूल्स बदले गए। जहां एक साल में आग सुरक्षा की जांच अकेला एक व्यक्ति कर आता था, उसे एक साल में 4 बार पूरी टीम के साथ करना अनिवार्य बनाया गया। सिद्धार्थ होटल में आग लगी तो होटलों में पड़ताल बढ़ी। मॉल या नर्सिंग होम सहित कुछ अन्य प्वाइंट पर आग पर अभी बड़ा हादसा नहीं हुआ तो वहां के नियम पर सख्ती नहीं है। शॉर्ट शर्किट से आग कह देना आसान है तो लोग ऐसा कहते हैं। हालांकि 60% मामले शॉर्ट सर्किट से ही होते भी हैं। लेकिन साइंटिफिक जांच जरूरी है। काम करना और सोना एक ही जगह और वो भी सामान के साथ तो फिर आग में दम तो घुटेगा ही।पुरानी दिल्ली को गिरा तो नहीं सकते, ऑडिट करके सुरक्षा जरूरीउपहार हादसा हुआ तो मैं फायर डिविजन अफसर था। पीरागढ़ी आग में 9 मरे और फिर कई हादसे हुए। हादसे जागरुकता से ही रुकेंगे। फायर डिपार्टमेंट बता सकता है लेकिन सोसायटी को मंजूर बिजली लोड से ज्यादा इस्तेमाल नहीं करना, मजबूत वायरिंग, सीढ़ी खाली रखना ध्यान रखना पड़ेगा। पुरानी दिल्ली को गिरा तो नहीं सकते। ऑडिट करके सुरक्षा जरूरी। दुकान-घर-फैक्ट्री सब वहीं है तो ध्यान देने की जरूरत इन्हें ज्यादा है। इलेक्ट्रिक, प्लास्टिक, रैक्सिन सब काम होता है। गलियां तंग हैं, वायरिंग पुरानी है। फायर को पहुंचने में टाइम लगता है, टाइम लगे तो दम घुटने से मौत भी ज्यादा होगी, आग में फैलेगा।इमारत नहीं, सुरक्षा के लिहाज से बनाने होेंगे सख्त कानूनजब जिस तरह की इमारत में आग लगती है, उसके लिए कानून बदलते हैं। उपहार, हौजखास रेस्तरां, अंसल भवन अाग घटना में कानून बदले। 2010 में दिल्ली फायर रूल्स 27 में 15 मीटर की बजाय 9 मीटर तक के भवन में इसमें शामिल किए। इससे पहले 1983 में बिल्डिंग बाइलॉज बदले, 1987 में रूल्स बने जिसमें कहा गया था कि 15 मीटर से ऊंची इमारत फायर एनओसी के दायरे में आएंगी। फिर 2007 में भी कानून बदला फिर 2010 में फायर सर्विसेज का रूल बदला। पुरानी दिल्ली पर फायर रूल्स लागू नहीं होते क्योंकि यहां मुगलकाल, अंग्रेजी शासन काल और आजादी के बाद के भी मकान हैं।
December 08, 2019 20:48 UTC
Finland’s Social Democrats elected a 34-year-old former Transport Minister to the post of Prime Minister on Sunday, making her the youngest head of government in the country’s history. Former Prime Minister Antti Rinne had headed Finland’s centre-left five-party coalition since June, and his successor’s appointment is unlikely to lead to significant policy changes by the Social Democrat-led administration. “We have a shared government programme which we have committed to,” Prime Minister Marin said. The SDP won April's legislative elections on promises to end years of economic belt-tightening introduced by the Centre Party to lift Finland out of a recession. Parliament is expected to formally swear in the new Prime Minister on Tuesday.
December 08, 2019 20:42 UTC