Sunday, November 30, 2014

Rangpuri demolitions : Centre, LG protecting guilty officials, including chief secy
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                          November 30, 2014 (Sunday)

The BJP’s central government and the Delhi administration are protecting the officials, including the chief secretary, who are guilty of having ordered illegal and targeted demolitions at Rangpuri Pahari in Vasant Kunj, South Delhi.
Delhi administration’s silence of guilt cannot hide its illegal action and it will have to answer whether the demolitions were carried out despite an advisory from the union poverty alleviation ministry based on a Supreme Court directive that such drives should not be carried out during winters.
Can the BJP’s central government, which is also ruling Delhi through the back door allow such a chief secretary to continue who has shown utter disregard for the Supreme Court’s directive ?
The union home ministry must in the first place answer the question why it chose to appoint an individual of doubtful integrity as Delhi chief secretary, against whom the CBI has recently recommended strict action and imposition of major penalty for his involvement in the Rs 100 crore CNG fitness scam of 2002 during the Sheila Dikshit regime ?
The nine-month old President’s rule will be remembered as a dark chapter in Delhi’s history, during which an unresponsive administration run by the BJP in connivance with the Congress, appointed a compromised lot of top officials who unleashed their whims and fancies to heap miseries on the people.
The mysterious silence of the entire BJP top brass on the Rangpuri Pahari demolitions and turning of the blind eye by the Congress on the appointment of a chief secretary indicted by the CBI in a corruption scam which took place during its tenure, makes the connivance complete and beyond doubt.      
It is shocking that nearly a week after the inhuman and insensitive demolition was carried out under pressure of the local BJP MLA SP Rana, no answers have been provided by the Delhi administration on what was the reason for throwing out poor people of their homes in biting cold.
The Aam Aadmi Party demands that heads must roll to send out a strong signal that residents in the national capital can lead their lives without fear and politically motivated officials will not be allowed to work with a vindictive and biased mindset to please their political masters, who are protecting their act of omission and commission.
The AAP challenges the BJP’s central government and Delhi administration break their silence on following questions :
1)       Is it not a fact that the CBI has recently sent a report to the union home ministry and Delhi’s department of vigilance asking for departmental action and further inquiries against three top bureaucrats, including the present chief secretary ?
2)       Was the home ministry aware of the ongoing probe when it appointed the current chief secretary to the post in August this year ?
3)        Is it not a fact that the former Sheila Dikshit government had tried to scuttle a probe into this scam by the Anti-Corruption Branch citing an order from the LG that no inquiry was required ?
4)       Is it not a fact that the contract for giving CNG fitness certificates to commercial vehicles was fraudulently awarded to a company in 2002 despite it having lost in the tendering process ?
5)       Is it not a fact that the LG gave a clean chit to officers against whom the Delhi ACB had registered an FIR in 2012 ?
6)       Is it not a fact that the LG ignored the ACB opinion that a case under Prevention of Corruption was made out against these officers and chose to close the probe ?
(ENDS)


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AAP Media Cell

Sunita Narain Shamed Us Again – Lame Duck NGT Orders


November30, 2014 (C) Ravinder Singh ravinderinvent@gmail.com

Sunita Narain & Bhure Lal had shamed India again in procuring Lame
Duck NGT Orders and have caused ‘More Degradation of Environment’ –
they had failed in 15 years and must be replaced. Even Worst were
Sunita’s Lunatic Campaign of ‘RWH in Buildings, Than Capture 7 BCM
Yamuna Monsoon Waters’ in DAMS on Yamuna But Favoring Sharda-Yamuna
Link – Most Lunatic of All, Failed Sewage Treatment etc.

When Electric BUSES or Trams were required on Delhi’s Main Highways in
2000 both Compromised/Favored Bus Manufacturers recommending CNG
vehicles, Buses & Taxis – LPG vehicles could have been equally
effective, cheaper and fast to roll out. Later Private Cars were
allowed to draw CNG and most inefficient MARCOPOLO Buses were
introduced which effectively burn 3 times more CNG per passenger
served than standard buses, their larger size meant half the DTC
FEEDER routes were withdrawn.
Delhi BRT is WORST COPY of BOGOTA BRT - 1254 Large + 516 Feeders Buses.

Delhi Metro is performing well serving 2.7m Trips but could have done
5.0m – There is no Feeder Bus service nor GoNCT approved E-Rickshaws
till date to provide last mile connectivity to DM Stations. CNG autos
charge Rs.25-30 for last mile.

Parking was available for 2 million Motor Vehicles but GoNCT allowed
over 8m MV. There is No PARKING tax for using Road Side Public Space,
Shop Owners park Vehicles all day in front of their Shops or Parking
Lots for Shoppers & BRT, Cars continue to Block Streets even around
Underground Parking.

It is Scandalous to ask Old Private Vehicle Owners to JUNK them, as
New Registration of PV is and buy new ones even as GoNCT had not
improved PUBLIC TRANSPORT, and let SUVs and other Large Private
Vehicles run freely on city roads.

SUVs & Large Cars burn 10 times more FUEL than a Motorcycles, Occupy
ten times more space. NGT didn’t Ban or Restrict their registration or
use at Peak Hours.

When Nepal allows Cars on road on alternate days, on Even-Odd basis
why can’t Delhi follow this and BAN Movements of Worst Polluting SUVs
and Large Cars during 7-11AM and 5-9PM and Ban all Cars for 8-10AM and
6-8PM on week days.

BAKER STREET in London has Banned Entry Of All Vehicles for 40 years,
Why can’t MARKET Zones be Free of Cars and SUVs? Most of the Shops in
Lajpat Nagar have come up on main roads illegally in Residential
Buildings? Supreme Court of India was unsuccessful in Demolishing
Commercial Building on residential plots on main roads.

Burning of Leaves

Over 95% of Trees are owned by GoNCT and it is 100% CIVIC
responsibility to Maintain trees in SAFE condition and Collect all the
Leaves for safe disposal along with garbage.

There is more than enough Cleaning Staff engaged By GoNCT to Clear All
Leaves & Garbage. But they show up once a month. It is Better to Burn
Leaves in Special PORTABLE Furnaces than composting which releases
Methane Gas much more Environmental Hazard than Carbon Dioxide.

Ravinder Singh, Inventor & Consultant, INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND PROJECTS
Y-77, Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110016, India. Ph; 091- 9718280435, 9650421857
Ravinder Singh* is a WIPO awarded inventor specializing in Power,
Transportation, Water, Energy Saving, Agriculture, Manufacturing,
Technologies and Projects.

 
15 killed, 14 injured in terror attack in China
Fifteen people, including 11 "mobsters" have been killed and 14 others injured in a terrorist attack in China's restive Xinjiang province on Saturday. 

The attack occurred Shache County in the northwestern province, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. 

Tianshan news website said that the attackers used vehicles, knives and explosives in the assault. 

It also claimed that the dead included 11 of the attackers branded as "mobsters" by state media. 

Xinjiang, home to ethnic Uygur Muslims, has been restive for several years due to conflicts between locals and migrant Han Chinese from other provinces. 

The region has experienced a spate of violent attacks in the last few years which China blames on the al-Qaeda-backed East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM). 

The violence in Xinjiang and some parts of the country have resulted in scores of deaths. 

Egypt court acquits Mubarak,

Egypt court acquits Mubarak, his commanders of murder charge
Ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was on Saturday acquitted by a court which found him not guilty in the killing of hundreds of protesters during the 2011 revolution that toppled his nearly three decades-long rule, overturning an earlier ruling.


Judge Mahmud Kamel al-Rashidi also acquitted Mubarak of corruption charges for exporting gas to Israel. 

The court ruled that Mubarak's seven former security commanders, including his former interior minister Habib al-Adly, were "innocent" in the killing of anti-government protesters during the 2011 revolution. 

The 86-year-old, dressed in his trademark shades and wearing the blue clothes of a convict, was wheeled into the caged dock on an upright stretcher.

His two sons were also acquitted from all corruption charges. 

Mubarak and his co-defendants were found guilty in June 2012 and sentenced to life imprisonment. 

The initial verdict was appealed successfully and a retrial began in April 2013. 

He is serving a separate three-year prison term for embezzlement of public funds.

Posted: 28 Nov 2014 09:43 AM PST
In the past decade or so, bicycles have taken western cities by storm. London has introduced both bike-sharing and bike lanes, and Paris even has a bike-sharing programme for children. In Copenhagen, ever the bicycle champion, 41% of rides to work and education now take place on bicycle seats. But what if you’re not super fit, don’t want to arrive at work sweaty, or if you simply live far from your job? A new hybrid “e-bike” promises to fix that dilemma.

To be precise, the Copenhagen Wheel is not truly an e-bike at all. It’s a wheel that can be attached to a regular bike. That wheel, equipped with a motor, batteries, sensors and wireless connectivity, transforms the bike into a smart bike that multiplies pedal power and even measures the rider’s heart rate and monitors potholes. “The experience is very natural,” claims Assaf Biderman, associate director of MIT’s SENSEable City Lab, which developed the Copenhagen Wheel, and CEO of Superpedestrian, the startup that makes the wheel. “You can essentially ride as far as you like.”

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Ebola death toll approaching 7,000 – WHO

Almost 7,000 people have died from the Ebola virus in West Africa, according to new data released from the World Health Organization, AFP reported. According to the UN health agency, of the 16,169 people infected with the deadly virus in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, 6,928 have perished. The latest figures are about 1,200 more deaths than reported on Wednesday, which AFP attributed to possible "unreported cases."

Moldova heads to the polls in crucial Russia-EU contested election

Moldova is heading to the polls for parliamentary elections on Sunday, which will show the degree of public support for the current government EU-integration stance. About 3.22 million people are eligible to cast their ballots to elect 101 parliament members. At least 1978 polling stations have been opened. In total, the Central Electoral Commission has registered 26 entities running for the seats – twenty-one political parties, one electoral bloc and four independent candidates. To enter Moldova’s parliament, a party has to receive at least 6 percent of the popular vote.

No Russian tanks crossed into Ukraine - OSCE

The OSCE has not picked up on any Russian tank movement across the border into Ukraine, its chief in the region Paul Picard told Polskie Radio. The allegations have been made by the Ukrainian side on November 28. Picard also added that lately there have increasingly been people in military uniform crossing the border.

Nicolas Sarkozy elected leader of France's main opposition party

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been elected leader of the oppositional right-wing party UMP (Union for Popular Movement), with 64.5 percent of the votes. Over 155,000 members of UMP took part in the election. The win makes Sarkozy the party's candidate for the 2017 presidential election. Sarkozy was first elected party leader back in 2004, with 85 percent of votes. He then served as president from 2007 to 2012, when he was defeated by Francois Hollande. However, September polls showed Sarkozy’s growing popularity.

UN draft resolution on Palestinian state to be submitted in days – Arab League

The head of the Arab League has stated that a draft resolution on Palestinian statehood will be presented to the UN Security Council in the “next few days,” Reuters reported. A committee comprised of Kuwait, Mauritania, Jordan, and Arab League chief Nabil al-Araby made the comments in their closing statement, adding that Jordan is likely to present the draft.

Gunmen attack compound in Kabul

Taliban gunman besieged a compound in the Afghan capital on Saturday and engaged in combat with local security forces. The militants claimed responsibility for the attack shortly afterwards, saying they had deliberately targeted a Christian organization, aimed at converting Muslims, Reuters reported. However, city police spokesman Hashmat Stanekzai told the agency that the objective of the attack was not immediately clear.

Russia urges EU to abandon ‘meaningless sanctions spiral’

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Aleksey Meshkov has called for the European Union to lift sanctions imposed on Russia over the crisis in Ukraine. “We don't expect anything from our European partners. The only thing we expect is for them to stop the meaningless sanctions spiral and move on to lifting sanctions and dropping the blacklists. This would allow us to drop our lists,” Meshkov was quoted by Interfax as saying. In August, Moscow reactively banned Western food imports. “This will be conducive for us to waive counter-measures,” Meshkov added.

​Four victims, 11 assailants killed in Chinese terrorist attack

An attack in China’s Yarkant County in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on Friday left four victims dead and another 14 injured, Chinese CCTV reported. Police, responding to the emergency, killed 11 attackers. Police said the assailants drove to a lively street in a local town and started throwing bombs and stabbing people. The Chinese authorities described the incident as a terrorist attack. The province, home to a considerable Muslim Uyghur minority, suffers from such outburst of random violence regularly.

Venezuela president plans government salary cuts over lower oil prices

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has said that he and other officials should have their salaries reduced in response to lower oil prices, Reuters reported. "This is a test for me," Maduro said in a TV speech, adding that Venezuela would carry on lobbying the oil price target of $100. The South American country gets 96 percent of its export revenues from oil, the price of which fell to $70 a barrel on Friday.

Bahrain votes in parliamentary elections

Bahrain has opened 49 polling stations on the morning of November 29. The people will be electing representatives for the lower house of Parliament, as well as other local ones. The first tour of voting has finished last week, with repeat voting scheduled for 34 polling stations, after only 6 MPs were chosen. Candidates for the lower house are voted in, while members of the higher house are chosen by the King.

Australian customs seize $1.5 bln in drugs

A $1.5 million worth of drugs was seized by Australia’s Join Organized Crime Group, with six men being charged “for their involvement in the attempted importation of almost three tonnes of MDMA and crystal methamphetamine into Sydney,” the press release said. The drugs were intercepted by customs and were hidden in a mixed container loaded with furniture and unmarked boxes. It was determined that the load was shipped from Germany and reached Australian shores on November 19.

Four killed, several missing in French flash floods

Four people have died, and others are missing following heavy storms that caused flash flooding in the southeast of France, authorities said, as quoted by AFP. A 50-year-old man’s body was discovered on Friday, and three women also died. One of the female casualties was found near her car. Her daughter is missing, and might have been killed as well, Pierre Soubelet, prefect of the Var department on the Mediterranean coast, told AFP. Local authorities added that another three people were missing.

30 protesters arrested by Hong Kong police amid rally dispersal

Hong Kong police have reportedly detained around 30 anti-government protesters after they clashed in the Mong Kok district. Ten people, 8 of them officers, have been injured. Security forces cracked down on demonstrators with pepper spray and batons, saying the assembly was unlawful. The pro-democracy movement kicked off in September, after the government appointed candidates to run for election in 2017.

​11 killed in bus crash in Nepal

At least 11 people have been killed and 29 others injured after a bus veered off a mountain road near the village of Sahajpur in western Nepal. According to police officials, the driver lost control of the vehicle due to a punctured tire. The accident happened about 400 kilometers west of the country’s capital, Katmandu.

​Mexican comedy legend Chespirito dies at 85

Known as Chespirito, or “Little Shakespeare,” Roberto Gomez Bolanos was one of Latin America’s most beloved comedians. The actor and screenwriter died at home in Cancun on Friday, according to Broadcaster Televisa, for whom Gomez Bolanos had worked for many years. One of Gomez Bolanos’ most iconic roles was Chapulin Colorado, a comic superhero who served as the inspiration for the Simpsons’ Bumblebee man. Gomez Bolanos’ work has been translated into dozens of languages and is aired around the globe. In a post on Twitter, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto called Gomez Bolanos an “icon whose work transcended generations and borders.”
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Heartfelt thanks to PM and his team for approving 2nd phase of Sabarmati River Conservation Project worth Rs 444.44 crores
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  •  Permission for Resulting Massive Submergence
  •  Denial of Justice for 2.5 Lakh People
  •  Incomplete R&R in Narmada Valley
  •  No Comprehensive Review of Social, Economic and Environmental Cost Benefit of the Project
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Saturday, November 29, 2014

 

Researchers find Nehru’s birth mystery of Mathura connection, which is lost in oblivion.
125th birth anniversary invites research and quarries.
Biography writers also missed this chapter of Mathura,
The flagbearer of world peace, architect of the nation and the first prime minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru although enjoyed hundreds of the books on his personality and contributions in many fields at national and international level but unfortunately not even a single one could reveal the facts belonging to religious rituals performed by his father Pandit Motilal Nehru at Mathura with a desire to have a son.
The mystery was revealed by Dr. S. C. Sharma in a meeting held at Vishram Ghat in Mathura to celebrate children’s day under the aegis of Dr. R. C. Sharma Memorial Research & Welfare Institute. Dr. Sharma, the researcher  told that when Pandit Motilal Nehru had been wandering with the grief of  not having the son, he performed religious rituals in 1888 at Mathura on the suggestions of his guru and purohit of Kashmiri pandits Bankali Chaubey.
It was a coincidence that after ten months of the rituals Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was born on 14th November 1889 in Prayag. Dr. Sharma told further that Pandit Motilal Nehru was so overwhelmed with the miracle of the ritual that he immediately ordered for building Govardhan Nath temple at Vishram Ghat in Mathura. Simultaneously he also got a dharmashala to be built for Kashmiri pilgrims visiting Mathura nearby same area in Maru gali.  The construction of either of these monumental works were put under the charge of his elder brother Bansidhar Nehru and munshi Mubarak Ali.
Dr. Sharma raised the question that biography writers of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru never penned the Mathura chapter in spite of knowing the coexistence of the relationship between the successors of Bankali Chaubey and Mrs Indira Gandhi. 

Even the eminent writers like B. R. Nanda, S. Gopalakrishnan and M. J. Akbar couldn’t illustrate the reality although they painted fancy and colorful depictions of Motilal Nehru’s wandering to have a son based on people’s hearsay.
If we believe the story narrated by present descendants of Bankali Chaubey “ Most of the documents lying with us provide the information about Pandit Motilal Nehru and after in order that earlier documents in Persian are neither legible to us nor any oral information is available from tradition.” said Ravinndra Nath.

Moreover, family history written by Bansidhar Nehru and popularized by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru explains that first known ancestor Raj Kaul left the divine valley in 1712 in search of fortunes in the plains. His two sons Mauzaram Nehru and Laxmidhar Nehru attained tremendous name and fame in East India Company and Mughal court together. And Gangadhar Nehru the successor of Laxmidhar Nehru became the kotwal of Delhi during the reign of last Mughal emperor Bahadurshah Zafar II. Meanwhile the ferocious storm of 1857 uprooted Mughal as well as Nehru dynasty from Delhi.
Thus Nehru family moved towards Agra via Mathura under the patronage of Gangadhar Nehru. In Agra Bansidhar Nehru joined the court as judgement writer and Nandlal became a teacher to Khetri ruler. Gangadhar Nehru passed away in adverse circumstances at the age of 34 and after his demise Pandit Motilal Nehru was born on 6th May 1861 in Agra.
Before beginning the programme the people gathered at the occasion offered flowered to Ma Yamuna and Pt J. L. Nehru followed by slogans like Bharat Mata Ki Jai . Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Amar Rahen. At this occasion  Ravindra Nath Chaturvedi, Biharilal Chaturvedi, Badam Chaturvedi, Bali Chaturvedi, Yogendra Chaturvedi, Ravindra Yadav, Sandip Yadav, Mansola ji etc were present.  
Edited by  Nksagar

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