3 days agoEvra: Why Burnley winger Lennon one of the toughest opponents

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first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Evra: Why Burnley winger Lennon one of the toughest opponentsby Paul Vegas3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United hero Patrice Evra admits Burnley winger Aaron Lennon was one of his toughest opponents.Evra clashed with Lennon when he was with Leeds United and Tottenham.He says the winger’s pace and style of play would sometimes cause him problems.”Lennon is the kind of player – if I wasn’t 100% fit – he would run behind me, and defenders hate when that happens.”He had this quick movement and it was also difficult to play against him.” last_img read more

HC dismisses Deepak Talwars bail plea

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first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi High Court Thursday dismissed the bail plea of lobbyist Deepak Talwar, arrested by the ED in a money laundering case, saying the “magnitude of conspiracy angle” in it is huge and enormous amount of money is yet to be trailed.Justice Rajnish Bhatnagar denied relief to Talwar on the ED’s contention that he could flee from justice based on his past conduct and record of investigation, besides the fact that his son Aditya — a co-accused in the case — is a citizen of Antigua and Barbuda. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghTalwar was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate after his deportation from Dubai in January. “The gravity of the offence committed by the petitioner (Talwar) is quite evident from the material placed on record. In the instant case there are allegations against the petitioner of money laundering to the extent of Rs 272.01 crore out of which till date only an amount of Rs 127.69 crore could be unearth and further investigation is underway to trace the flow of rest of the fund amounting to Rs 144.32 crore received in the accounts of Guilt Asset Management Limited,” the judge said. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadThe high court observed that the economic offences like this one constitute a class part and they are not like other criminal cases and need to be visited with a different approach. “Therefore taking note of huge magnitude of conspiracy angle qua petitioner, it would be premature to jump to the conclusion that investigation in this case in respect of the petitioner is complete, rather huge amount of money is still to be trailed,” it said. It added that Talwar was not entitled to the grant of bail and dismissed his petition challenging a trial court’s order denying him the relief in the case. The court noted that during the arguments earlier, it has been urged by Talwar’s counsel that as per the investigating agency, the investigation qua him is complete. However, this submission has no force as the probe in respect of Talwar’s other associates, public servants and properties involved in the money laundering is still in progress, the court said. “In my opinion, the tentacles of the crime are so widespread and it is not that the investigation can be segregated in respect of one or the other accused, the entire crime committed is indeed interlinked,” the judge said. The court added that the diary of proceedings handed over by the ED showed that despite being in judicial custody, how Talwar is still “ruling the roost and is in constant touch with co-accused and interfering with the investigation”. “So when this is the clout of the petitioner that despite being in judicial custody he is managing things then one can very well imagine what he can do once out on bail,” it held.last_img read more

Meds for defence staff were sold to civilians

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first_imgNew Delhi: A probe has been launched by the Delhi Police in a case where two brothers were found selling cancer medication meant for defence personnel in the open market.The investigators have now started probing the role of hospital and dispensary employees in this racket. The police claimed on Monday that they had arrested the siblings, identified as Dhruv Nath Jha and Om Nath Jha. They ran a chemist shop in Laxmi Nagar area. Cancer medicines worth Rs 30 lakh which were meant for sale in Defence and ESI Dispensaries were recovered from their possession. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehicles”Some hospital staff and people working at the dispensaries meant for defence personnel are under investigation,” an official said. Further, investigators suspected that other members of the racket might have forged doctors’ prescriptions of some defence personnel and added cancer medication to it. “After forging the prescription, suspects send it to the main supplier, who unknowingly might have sent all the medicine as per the forged prescription. The accused first took out the cancer medicine from the supply and then gave it to chemist shops across the city,” the officer said. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarDeputy Commissioner of Police (East) Jasmeet Singh said that from both accused medicine worth Rs 30 lakh were recovered. “They were selling the medicine online and from their shop,” said the DCP. The medication was being supplied from Madhya Pradesh, Mumbai, Ghaziabad and Noida at throwaway prices. A team from the Anti-Auto Theft Squad (AATS) led by Inspector Dinesh Arya made the arrest on Friday night. Police said that a lot of this cancer medication cost more than Rs 1 lakh and the accused were selling it at cheap prices and yet maintaining a profit margin of more than Rs10,000 on every sale. The accused also stocked a few medicines for future sale. “They were already running a chemist shop so they were in touch with some cancer patients to whom they have been supplying these medicines. The customers informed other patients about the accused shop. The other people came in contact with the accused,” an officer said. When asked how the racket was getting access to highly controlled cancer medication, another official said that in some cases, agents from Mumbai would supply the medicine through courier while in other cases few persons, acting as carriers delivered the contraband product. Police added that they also recovered the chemicals that the accused were using to remove the official ESI stamps on the packaging of the medication.last_img read more

Visakhapatnam India skipper Virat Kohli on Tuesda

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first_imgVisakhapatnam: India skipper Virat Kohli on Tuesday threw his weight behind Rohit Sharma, saying his promotion to the opening slot in Tests could end up making the line-up “more lethal” and the stylish batsman will be given enough “space” to find his game in red-ball cricket. While Rohit is counted among the modern-day ODI greats, he has not done justice to his potential in Tests, averaging 39.62 in 27 matches. Former players, including Yuvraj Singh, praised the team management’s decision to use Rohit at the top and said he should be given a long run. “…if he does that (succeeds in the opening role), then our batting order at the top becomes more lethal. It is difficult to have a player like that to not start every time,” said Kohli on the eve of the first Test against South Africa here. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: Rijiju”…if he comes into his own then the whole batting order looks a completely different batting order anywhere in the world,” added the skipper. Asked if the management is thinking of giving Rohit at least five to six Tests, Kohli said: “We are not looking to rush him. There is a different pattern you follow in India and different abroad. Opening is a spot where you have to give a player space to understand his own game. “He will be given space to find his game and come into his own.” The skipper said it would be great for the team if Rohit can play the role Virender Sehwag did in his prime while insisting that the team is not looking for any specific kind of approach from the stylish batsman.last_img read more

New Delhi Telecom regulator Trai will take additi

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first_imgNew Delhi: Telecom regulator Trai will take additional time to finalise its views on Over-The-Top (OTT) norms and issues around lawful interception and security are expected to be the key focus, an official said. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (Trai) deliberations on the issue may take at least one more month to conclude, as it is looking at international practices and regulations around OTTs, particularly on security-related aspects. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: IcraOTT services refer to applications and services that are accessible over the internet and ride on an operator’s network. Skype, Viber, WhatsApp and Hike are some of the popular and widely-used OTT services. A senior Trai official said that the regulator wants to take a “practical approach” to the OTT issue. Moreover, OTT usage is also benefiting telcos given the spike in data consumption and traffic, and hence any argument about such services merely riding free on telecom networks is no longer as compelling. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 daysEconomic aspects, therefore, are not the prime focus any more, said the official. “Now largely it has boiled down to security issue…questions like how the security concerns can be addressed, how other countries have dealt with security concerns. The problem has become a little limited – it is not as big as it was, when we started,” the Trai official said. Last year, Trai had issued its consultation paper — Regulatory Framework for Over The Top Communications Services’ – to debate whether OTT players should be brought under the regulatory regime. Of late, many of these platforms have come under intense scrutiny, and the Indian government is also proposing changes in IT rules to seek greater accountability from these firms, in the backdrop of the apps being used for circulation of fake news and misinformation. While issuing its discussion paper last year, Trai had made it clear that the scope of its consultation would be regulatory issues and economic concerns pertaining to those OTT services that are same or similar to the services provided by telecom service providers (TSPs). In the consultation paper, Trai had also sought the industry’s views on which OTT services should be regarded as the same or similar to those offered by telecom operators, and if “substitutability” should be the main criteria for comparison of regulatory or licensing rules applicable to TSPs and OTT service providers. Trai has also sought industry’s opinion on whether there are issues surrounding lawful interception of OTT communication that need to be resolved in the interest of national security and whether responsibilities of OTT service providers and telecom service providers should be distinct. “Now the question is of regulatory imbalance, on the issue of lawful enforcement…This is not only regulatory imbalance, it has implications on security of the country. So the argument is now limited to security-related issues,” the TRAI official said. Trai is looking at how other nations have dealt with such issues. “Security is not just India’s concern, it is a concern for every country,” the source said adding that TraiRAI has scheduled internal presentations and is likely to finalise its view in another month or so.last_img read more

Islamabad A highlevel Taliban delegation on Thur

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first_imgIslamabad: A high-level Taliban delegation on Thursday met Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi as part of a push to revive the Afghan peace process stalled after US President Donald Trump abruptly declared the talks with the rebel group “dead”. The Taliban delegation led by Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar arrived in Islamabad on Wednesday night. The issue of Afghan peace talks and regional situation were discussed during their meeting Qureshi, a Foreign Office official said. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: Report Qureshi told the delegation that war was not a solution of the ongoing unrest in Afghanistan. The delegation is also expected to meet American officials in Islamabad. Taliban’s Pakistan visit is the fourth leg of a tour that included Russia, China and Iran. The Foreign Office announced on Wednesday that Afghan delegation was visiting on the invitation of Pakistan to review the progress made so far under the stalled US-Taliban peace talks. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protests US special envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad is also in Pakistan to discuss revival of the peace talks. He may also meet the Taliban delegation. Khalilzad’s comes days after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to the US where he met Trump and among other issues discussed the revival of negotiations to bring peace in Afghanistan. Since his appointment in September last year, Afghanistan-born Khalilzad has met with all sides in an attempt to end America’s longest war in which the US has lost over 2,400 soldiers in more than 17 years. The US and the Taliban had agreed on draft peace plan, but the process was suspend by President Trump following killing of an American soldier in Kabul last month in a suicide attack claimed by the Taliban. Trump stunned the world when he suddenly declared that the Afghan peace talks with the Taliban were “dead”. He cancelled a secret meeting with the Taliban and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at Camp David near Washington after the Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in Kabul, in which an American soldier was among the dead. The Taliban control nearly half of Afghanistan, and are more powerful now than they were at any time since the 2001 US-led invasion after the 9/11 terror attacks. The US has continued to push for a ceasefire in the war-torn country and the opening of negotiations between the Taliban and the Kabul government. The Taliban, however, have repeatedly refused to meet with officials of the Afghan government, whom they dismiss as “puppets”. The US has long considered Pakistani cooperation crucial to efforts to end the war in Afghanistan.last_img read more

Palghar A newborn baby girl was found dumped in a

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first_imgPalghar: A newborn baby girl was found dumped in a dustbin by unidentified persons in Virar town of Maharashtra’s Palghar district, the police said. The child was found inside a gunny sack in a dustbin on a stretch of road between Global City and Narangi Phatak in the town on Wednesday afternoon. The girl was noticed by passers-by when she started crying, and was admitted to Virar Sub-District Hospital. A case was registered against unidentified persons under IPC section 317 (abandonment of child) at Arnala Sagari police station, the official said. Probe was on to identify the baby’s parents, he added.last_img read more

New Delhi There will be many more structural refo

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first_imgNew Delhi: There will be many more structural reforms by the government in the coming days to push economy to a high growth trajectory, Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said on Thursday. In the last five years, the economy has grown at about 7.5 per cent. The country’s growth rate of 8.1 per cent in the last quarter of 2017-18 has fallen to 5 per cent in April-June, 2019-20, Kant said at a World Economic Forum event here. “The RBI and the government have taken a series of measures to take India back to a high trajectory of growth. The RBI has dropped repo rate by about 110 basis points (in 2019 so far) but there are limitations to monetary policy and therefore the government stepped in and took a series of measures,” Kant said. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: Icra The government announced a series of economic boosters including capitalisation of public sector banks, merging some of them, package for exports, and bringing down corporate tax rate, he said. “I think many more structural reforms are in the offing. The government has pushed for public sector disinvestment. I can tell you we have pushed for asset monetisation in a very big way. Our belief is that instead of green-field projects, investors must come into brown-field projects,” he said further. Kant also said the government must be a facilitator, a catalyst and should keep itself out of business.last_img read more

NEW DELHI In the last one week the price of urad

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first_imgNEW DELHI: In the last one week, the price of urad dal has increased by Rs 450-Rs 850 per quintal in the major markets of the country. Along with urad, the prices of moong, masoor and chickpeas (chana) dal have also gone up. Experts opine that pulses will be more expensive because the urad crop has suffered in Madhya Pradesh due to the incessant rain. At the same time, sowing of pulses has also been estimated to be less in this kharif season than last year. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarRajni, a resident of Delhi’s Mandawali area, said that after the spike in vegetable prices, she used to manage with potatoes and lentils as the prices were low, but now pulses have also become expensive. Earlier, chickpeas (chana) was available at Rs 55-Rs 60 per kg, but now it has gone up to Rs 65-Rs 70 per kg while chickpea lentils (chana dal) is at Rs 90 per kg. The price of FAQs in the National Capital Region of Delhi was up by Rs 450 to Rs 5,400 per quintal from the previous week. The price of FAQ Urad in Chennai was Rs 5,650, UQ of SQ Variety was Rs 6,775 per quintal. In Chennai, the prices of FAQ and SQ have increased by Rs 600 and Rs 525 per quintal respectively in the last one week. The price of FAQ Urad in Kolkata rose by Rs 850 to Rs 6,200 per quintal in the last one week. Also Read – Union min Hardeep Singh Puri, Delhi L-G lay foundation stones for various projects in DwarkaThe price of moong has also increased by Rs 100-Rs 200 in various cities during the last one week. The price of Rajasthan Line Moong was Rs 6,100 per quintal in Delhi on Tuesday. In Delhi, the price of moong has increased by Rs 200 per quintal in the last one week. At the same time, the price of gram has increased by Rs 25-Rs 100 per quintal in major mandis of the country in the last one week. In Ganj Basoda, Madhya Pradesh, the price of desi gram increased by Rs 100 to Rs 4,100 on Tuesday. The price of Lemon Tur in Delhi was Rs 5,300 a quintal and there has been no significant change in the price in the last one week. During the crop year 2018-19 (July-June), the total production of all pulses was estimated to be 234.8 lakh tonnes, while traders indicated that the total consumption of pulses in the country was around 240 lakh tonnes. Not only this, in the current crop year 2019-20, the production of Kharif pulses could be 82.3 lakh tonnes in 2019 as compared to 92.2 lakh tonnes in 2018. President of the All-India Dal Mill Association, Suresh Agarwal said that the government agency National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd (NAFED) has a full stock of red gram and Bengal gram and also the new crops of red gram will arrive in November-December.last_img read more

Mumbai The Reserve Bank on Thursday enhanced the

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first_imgMumbai: The Reserve Bank on Thursday enhanced the withdrawal limits for depositors of the scam-hit Punjab & Maharashtra Cooperative Bank to Rs 25,000 from Rs 10,000 per account over the next six month. This is the second time the regulator has increased the withdrawal limits since its clamped down on the bank on September 23 when it had capped it a low Rs 1,000 per customer which led to lot of distress and criticism. Since then PMC, which has among the top 10 cooperative banks with a deposit of over Rs 11,600 crore, is under an administrator appointed by the RBI the past management is being probed by the economic offences wing of the city police. “We again reviewed PMC Bank’s liquidity position and with a view to reducing the hardship of depositors, have decided to further enhance the limit for withdrawal to Rs 25,000 (during the pendency of the six months operational restrictions on the bank),” RBI said in a statement. With the above relaxation, more than 70 percent of the depositors of the bank will be able to withdraw their entire account balance, the central bank said as most of its account holders have an average balance of just about Rs 10,000. The total retail despot is worth Rs 915 crore. The regulator further said it has also decided to appoint a three-member committee to assist the administrator JB Bhoria. The Reserve Bank is monitoring the position of the bank very closely and will continue to take necessary steps in the interest of depositors, it added. On September 23, RBI had put regulatory restrictions on the bank after finding irregularities, and misreporting of loans given to real estate developer HDIL, with whom it has an exposure of a whopping 73 percent or Rs 6,500 crore of its total loan book of Rs 8,880 crore. The entire loan has been NPA for the past two-three years. The restriction included barring the bank from lending and accepting fresh deposits. It also superseded the board and the management of the bank and appointed an ex-RBI official as the administrator at the bank. PTIlast_img read more

The first list of candidates declared by the Bhara

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first_imgThe first list of candidates declared by the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) for the Haryana assembly on September 30 elections sprung a surprise for many observers after one of the doyens in Haryana politics, veteran Ahirwal leader and a cabinet minister in the Haryana government holding key portfolios Rao Narbir Singh was denied a ticket from Badshahpur. The largest constituency in Gurugram Vidhan Sabha was won by Rao Narbir Singh by a margin of over 80,000 votes in 2014. Rao Narbir has been replaced by Manish Yadav who will turn 37 years in age just a week before the declaration of election results on October 24. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarSon of a former sarpanch in Sikander Pur Ghosi village, Yadav has obtained a master’s degree in real estate management and financing. He was working in his own real estate firm in the USA, untill he returned back to India in 2008 and joined BJP. He was elevated to the position of state president of the youth wing (Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha) of BJP in Haryana. Interestingly, Yadav lobbied hard for the Badshahpur constituency ticket in 2009 and in 2014 but could not get the ticket at that time. Yadav is known for his organisational skills. Also Read – Union min Hardeep Singh Puri, Delhi L-G lay foundation stones for various projects in DwarkaIn a candid conversation with Millennium Post correspondent Piyush Ohrie, Yadav speaks of why BJP this time will deliver its best result in Haryana assembly elections, his vision for his constituency and the solution to the challenges that are being faced by the citizens of the constituency he will fight to win. What gives you the confidence that BJP will be able to achieve the ambitious target of winning 75 out of 90 seats this time in the Haryana assembly elections? The confidence comes out of us being connected with people on the ground. Not only are the voters happy with the work of the Narendra Modi government in the center but they are also extremely satisfied with the work of the Manohar Lal Khattar government in the state. The Manohar Lal government has successfully demonstrated that a corruption-free government works without favour and bias does result in the progress for the region. Our principle Haryana ek, Haryanvi ek (one Haryana, one Haryanvi) has found a resonance with the people. What is your vision for your constituency? Badshahpur is the largest constituency in Gurugram Vidhan Sabha seat. Badshahpur consists of urban as well as rural voters. My priority, therefore, is to ensure that there is balanced and equitable development where each and every citizenry is benefitted from the government schemes. I want to improve the infrastructure and my focus will be to reform the primary educational and healthcare centers. Harnessing water harvesting techniques is also on my agenda. Does the opposition claim that basic services like education, medicine and power have only deteriorated in your five years of governance? How do you counter these allegations? Unlike the previous governments, BJP, when it came to power, was committed to improving the basic services. We have set up a structure and the work is going on the reformation. Gurugram University, Mata Sheetala medical college, and smart grid power project is the evidence on the ground of how we have dealt with the challenges effectively. How will you tackle with those builders who have duped the homebuyers by not delivering the flats or providing substandard quality houses? We understand the pain of home buyers and that is why we set up Haryana real estate regulatory act. Builders who are not complying with the laws and not paying heed to homebuyers, interest will be booked as per law. Most of the areas in your constituency get waterlogged with few millimeters of rainfall? How do you wish to deal with this challenge if you win the seat? Our government worked on the widening of Badhahpur drain and this has yielded results. We have also worked on improving the drainage system and are in the process of reviving water embankments. All these processes will ensure that the residents of Gurugram would not have to suffer because of rains.last_img read more

Mumbai The greens environmentalists have faile

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first_imgMumbai: “The greens (environmentalists) have failed,” the Bombay High Court said on Friday, while refusing to declare Aarey Colony a forest and declining to quash the BMC tree authority’s decision allowing felling of over 2,600 trees in the green zone to set up a metro carshed. The court imposed a cost of Rs 50,000 on Shiv Sena corporator Yashwant Jadhav, who opposed the approval given by the BMC tree authority, of which he is a member, for hacking trees in the green belt. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework A division bench of Chief Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice Bharati Dangre dismissed four petitions filed by NGOs and environmental activists on issues related to Aarey Colony in Goregaon, a major green lung of the metropolis. The court termed all the petitioners as “Davids” taking on the industrial “Goliaths”, apparently suggesting that they were fighting an unequal battle. One of the pleas moved by city-based NGO Vanshakti had sought that Aarey Colony be declared a forest and an ecologically sensitive zone, while another petition filed by green activist Zoru Bathena had pleaded that the area be given the status of a floodplain. Also Read – Afghan Taliban frees 3 Indian hostages in exchange for 11 top militant leaders: Reports Two separate petitions were filed by Bathena and Jadhav, challenging the decision of the BMC tree authority permitting the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (MMRCL) to cut 2,656 trees to construct a metro carshed in Aarey Colony. Dismissing the petition filed by Vanshakti, the court, in its judgment, noted that the issue was already decided by an earlier bench of the high court and the matter was presently pending before the Supreme Court. “The greens (environmentalists) fail in the instant petition because they have lost touch with the procedure to be followed as per law. The clock cannot be put back. We do not make any comments thereon as the petitioner has to now swim or sink before the Supreme Court,” the court said. Dismissing the petitions filed by Bathena and Jadhav, the bench said the greens had failed on merit. “The tree authority’s decision-making process was fair, transparent and based on reason. The greens fail not on account of sailing their boats in the wrong channel but on merits,” the court said. The bench imposed a cost of Rs 50,000 on Jadhav. “It (Jadhav’s plea) is sans any material and bereft of concise statements and details concerning the meeting of the tree authority held on August 29, 2019,” the court said. It noted that there was no variation in the opinion of the members of the tree authority on whether the trees could be transplanted or had to be cut. “There are good reasons for taking the view that the trees would not survive if transplanted and that it would be futile to spend good money to transplant the trees, which ultimately would by and large die,” the bench said. The court also took note of the submission made by MMRCL counsel Ashutosh Kumbhakoni that the authority had already planted 20,900 trees in the Sanjay Gandhi National Park. “This establishes that about seven times the number of trees to be felled have been replaced by planting of saplings,” the court said. It termed all the petitioners as “Davids” taking on the industrial “Goliaths”. “Relationship with nature and love for environment alone is true and all other relationships are unreal and temporary, is their (environmentalists’) belief. Their hearts are a temple of devotion to flora and fauna,” the court said. “In the instant case, the Davids (environmentalists) row their boat with faith, courage and devotion in the storm of development but directionless,” the bench said in its judgment, dismissing the plea filed by Vanshakti. It also refused to accept the contentions raised by Bathena and Jadhav in their pleas that the tree authority had granted approval in haste and without considering opposing views. “We highlight that the deliberation by the tree authority members was not only at the meeting held on August 29, 2019. They had discussed the issue at site visits held on August 10 and 20, 2019. What was discussed at the site has been neatly presented as a bonsai in the report prepared by the tree officers,” the court said. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had given the tree-hacking approval on August 29, triggering protests by green activists and common citizens, who had launched a “Save Aarey” campaign. Vanshakti, in its plea, had said Aarey Colony, measuring 1,287 hectares, had several exotic flora and fauna. On the Vanshakti petition, the court said, “The remedy is before the Supreme Court or the National Green Tribunal. We have applied the principle of commonality and not decided on merit.” The Maharashtra government had claimed that Aarey Colony could not be termed a forest and that the issue was already decided by another high court bench. Advocate General Ashutosh Kumbhakoni, appearing for the state earlier, had said an appeal against the high court order refusing to declare Aarey a forest was currently pending before the Supreme Court. Bathena, in his plea, had challenged the decision taken by the tree authority granting permission to fell trees. The proposed carshed, part of the metro-3 project, will occupy 33 hectares in the southern part of Aarey Colony. The authority has approved felling of 2,185 trees and transplanting (uprooting from the original spot and replanting them at an alternate spot) 461 trees from the area. The authority’s approval is mandatory for felling more than 20 trees at a time at any place in the city.last_img read more

Moscow Russian President Vladimir Putin says Mosc

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first_imgMoscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin says Moscow is helping China build a system warning about ballistic missile launches. Since Cold War times, only the United States and Russia have had such systems, which involve an array of ground-based radars and space satellites. The system is essential for early spotting of intercontinental ballistic missiles. Speaking at an international affairs conference Thursday, Putin said that Russia has been helping China develop such a system. He added that this is a very serious thing that will radically enhance China’s defense capability. His statement signalled a new level of defense cooperation between the two former Communist rivals, which have developed increasingly close political and military ties.last_img read more

Elderly woman dies after wall of dilapidated house collapses

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first_imgGreater Noida: A 75-year-old woman died while a few others sustained injuries after the wall of her house collapsed in Rabupura area of Greater Noida on Sunday morning.According to police, the deceased has been identified as Farzana. Cops said that the deceased had no son and was staying at her house with four daughters. The incident occurred around 7 am in Rabupura area. The elderly woman was doing household work near the wall when it collapsed and she was trapped under the debris. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarNeighbors took her help out of the debris but by the time she was taken to hospital, doctors declared her dead. A local persons said that the was collapsed due to a pool of water formed near the wall because to rainfall on Thursday night. “The house was already in bad condition and the woman had applied under Pradhan mantri Awas Yohan scheme to get it repaired as she failed to repair it by her own due to poverty. An inspection of her house was also done by officials last month but the money was not received,” said a local person. Meanwhile police have not received any complaint into the matter. “As of now we have not received any complaint into the matter. The family of deceased woman also didn’t inform police about the incident but we came to know through some local persons,” a senior police officer of Rabupura police station said.last_img read more

Woman alleges husband impersonated as ISRO scientist to marry her

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first_imgNew Delhi: A PhD student in Delhi has alleged her husband had impersonated an ISRO scientist to marry her and she found about his lies after tracing his location to Gurgaon through their shared Netflix account, police said on Sunday. She also found that the man was already married to another woman, they said. The man and his family have been absconding after his lies were busted. In her police complaint registered on October 1, the woman alleged Jitender posed as an ISRO scientist before her family and married her. He claimed he had an MTech degree from IIT-Kharagpur and showed them bogus documents to prove he had worked in the Defence Research and Development Organisation as a scientist, before joining the Indian Space Research Organisation, a police official said.last_img read more