Education started in a closed school for 13 years in Naxalgarh, the minister distributed books

Education started in a closed school for 13 years in Naxalgarh, the minister distributed books

A closed school was opened on Monday after 13 years in Jagargunda, the susceptible area of ​​Naxal-affected Sukma district of Chhattisgarh. Researchers have started recruiting in high school and higher secondary schools for 13 years. On the first day a large number of students also reached. In the state government, the minister Kawasawala Lakhma inaugurated the school building and after that the other books related to books and studies were also distributed to the children.

The 'School Let Me Campaign' was started in Chhattisgarh on 24th June from the beginning of Higher Secondary School, Bada Ashramshala, Child and Girl hostel. Under this, the school closed in Jagargunda was also opened. Instructions have been given to teachers on regular basis here. Besides, instructions have also been given to make better arrangements for the safety of children and school staff.


Naxalites panic
Let us know that Jagargunda of Sukma district in Chhattisgarh is included in those areas, where the maximum naxal effect is. People in general are not even aware of this area. It is also called Naxalgarh. Naxalites blasted the school building 13 years ago in this area. Since then, studies were closed here. Now the government has begun to build a new house and start studying again.

Mike Pompeo to hold talks with NSA Ajit Doval

Mike Pompeo to hold talks with NSA Ajit Doval

New Delhi: US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, who is in India on a three-day visit, is slated to meet National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval here on Wednesday to hold talks on a host of issues, including terrorism and defence.

The meeting comes days after the US expressed disagreement on India's decision to buy the long-range S-400 missile defence system from Russia, saying it will have serious implications on defence ties.

It also comes two days ahead of the meeting scheduled between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump in Osaka, Japan on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit.

As part of his state visit, Pompeo is also scheduled to meet External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Prime Minister Modi later today. Jaishankar will also host a lunch for his US counterpart.

Recently, India imposed retaliatory tariffs on 25 American goods, less than two weeks after Trump announced an end to preferential trade treatment for India over the trade barriers.

Last year, India had announced tariffs in retaliation to higher US import duties on steel and aluminium.


Rajasthan: Two Dalit men beaten up for attending birthday party with girl in Bundi

Rajasthan: Two Dalit men beaten up for attending birthday party with girl in Bundi

Bundi: Two Dalit men were allegedly beaten by a mob here for attending a birthday party with a female friend.

The victims were forced to remove their clothes and then thrashed by the villagers on Monday. The action from the police came after a video clip of the incident went viral on social media.

"A man had filed a complaint about the same yesterday. A case has been registered against accused Shishupal, Surajmal and others for thrashing and insulting the men," said Satnam Singh, ASP Bundi.

"The investigation into the matter is underway and strict action will be taken against the accused," he added.

Last week, an eight-year Dalit boy suffered severe burn injuries after he was made to sit on hot tiles as a punishment for an alleged theft in Maharashtra's Arvi. It is alleged that the boy was made to take off his clothes and sit on the tiles which were simmering due to the scorching heat.


UP: Youth beaten up, paraded half-naked for alleged rape attempt on minor

UP: Youth beaten up, paraded half-naked for alleged rape attempt on minor

The incident happened on Sunday morning, when the man, who is married and has two children, entered the house in his neighbourhood and allegedly attempted the heinous crime. The family members were asleep at that time. As soon as the girl raised an alarm, the family members woke up and caught hold of the man.

The family members refused to lodge a complaint against the accused of the alleged assault and harassment. The police have however registered a case under IPC sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) 376/ 511 (rape, punishment for attempting to commit offences punishable with imprisonment for life or another imprisonment) and relevant sections of POCSO against the accused. He was produced before the court on Monday. The victim was sent for medical examination.


Why are Sonia, Rahul not in jail, if they are corrupt: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhary

Why are Sonia, Rahul not in jail, if they are corrupt: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhary

New Delhi: Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhary on Monday questioned in the Lok Sabha why Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi had not been jailed till now if the Congress was a "corrupt" party. He was speaking on a Motion of Thanks on the President's address.

Responding to Minister Pratap Chandra Sarangi, who started the debate by highlighting the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government's misrule and referred to the scams during its tenure, Chowdhary asked if the Modi government had been able to arrest anyone in these scams.

"Did you manage to send Soniaji and Rahulji to jail?" he asked, adding that the BJP came to power calling Congress leaders "thieves" but they were still sitting in Parliament.

Chowdhary said the Prime Minister was a great salesman. "He was able to sell his product while the Congress failed to do so" despite building dams, bringing computers and developing space technologies and missiles during its tenure, he said.


Rajasthan BJP chief Madan Lal Saini dies at 75

Rajasthan BJP chief Madan Lal Saini dies at 75

Jaipur: Rajasthan BJP president Madan Lal Saini died on Monday while undergoing treatment at AIIMS in Delhi, a party spokesperson said. Saini, also a Rajya Sabha MP, was 75.

He was diagnosed with infection in lungs and was admitted at a private hospital in Jaipur. On Saturday, he was shifted to Delhi owing to his deteriorating health conditions and was being treated under the Hematology Department at AIIMS.

"He was later shifted to the ICU after his condition further deteriorated. He passed away today around 7.09 pm," a source at AIIMS said.

Saini was appointed BJP state president last year. He was a former MLA and RSS volunteer who held various posts in the Bhartiya Kisan Morcha as well. Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief and said Saini's death was a major loss for the BJP.

"The passing away of Shri Madanlal Saini Ji is a major loss for the BJP family. He contributed to strengthening the Party in Rajasthan. He was widely respected for his congenial nature and community service efforts. My thoughts are with his family and supporters. Om Shanti," he tweeted.

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu said, "Saddened by the sudden demise of Shri Madan Lal Saini, Member of Rajya Sabha. In his extensive public life as an MP, MLA and State BJP President in Rajasthan, he served with distinction. My profound condolences to bereaved family members and followers. May his soul rest in peace." Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot also expressed grief over Saini's demise and said, "Shocked and saddened to hear about the passing away of Sh. Madan Lal Saini ji, President of BJP #Rajasthan. My thoughts and prayers are with his family members. May God give them strength to bear this loss. May his soul rest in peace."


Difficult to provide estimate of black money says parliamentary panel

Difficult to provide estimate of black money says parliamentary panel

New Delhi: A parliamentary panel of the previous Lok Sabha headed by Congress leader M. Veerappa Moily has said it is difficult to provide a credible estimate of the black money in India and of Indians abroad.

The panel, whose preliminary report was tabled in the Lok Sabha on Monday, also called upon the Finance Ministry to make efforts with greater vigour to unearth black money in and outside the country.

"The unaccounted income and wealth inside and outside the country do not appear amenable to credible estimation in the context of India," the Standing Committee on Finance (2018-19) said.

It said a study on black money was conducted by National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP), National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) and National Institute of Financial Management (NIFM) following recommendations made by the parliamentary panel in 2009 to conduct a thorough assessment of unaccounted wealth.

It said the three institutions found real estate, mining, pharmaceuticals, pan masala, gutka and tobacco industry, bullion and commodity markets, film industry, educational institutes and professionals as among sectors where the unaccounted income is found to be the highest.

Sectors such as securities market and manufacturing also showed a high incidence of unaccounted income, it said.

The three organisations made separate estimations of `unaccounted income and wealth' and `unaccounted wealth outside the country'.

"It appears that the reliable estimation of unaccounted income and wealth inside and outside the country is a difficult task, this inference is validated by the widely varying estimates of the unaccounted income arrived at by these three institutes. The Chief Economic Adviser has opined that there is no scope for arriving at a common estimate of unaccounted income by combining estimates from the three reports," the panel said.

The committee said that Revenue Secretary had said in his oral evidence that the three studies have observed that the reliable estimation of unaccounted income and wealth is extremely difficult as regards the macro estimation of unaccounted income and wealth is extremely difficult.

He told the panel that the studies have also reported a very huge variation in estimations of unaccounted income ranging from 7 per cent to 120 per cent of the reported GDP and there is a lack of consensus regarding the most suitable method in the Indian context.

In its recommendations, the committee said it would expect the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue) to "continue efforts with greater vigour to unearth and bring to book unaccounted income/wealth both within and outside the country including follow-up action on reports of Special Investigation Team (SIT) constituted on Black Money as well as the three study reports".

The committee said it would expect more fruitful outcomes both in terms of a much wider tax base as well as actual tax yield.

"In this context, the committee desires that the long-delayed Direct Taxes code should also be finalised at the earliest and reintroduced in Parliament with a view to simplifying and rationalising the direct tax laws in the country," it said.


Budget 2019 countdown: Is Nirmala Sitharaman India’s first woman finance minister? The answer’s rather interesting

Budget 2019 countdown: Is Nirmala Sitharaman India’s first woman finance minister? The answer’s rather interesting

Nirmala Sitharaman is all set to present the Union Budget of FY 2019-20 on July 5. Her appointment as the Minister of Finance took many by surprise as lot of people expected Piyush Goyal to be the next Finance Minister.

Based on her stints as the Defence Minister in the last Modi cabinet, and the Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs under the Ministry of Finance and the Minister for Commerce and Industry with independent charge, she was chosen by Narendra Modi to lead the major institution.

She would be the first full time woman Finance Minister of India. However, she's not the first woman Finance Minister of India. Before her, Indira Gandhi held the charge of Finance Ministry along with the PMO. Indira Gandhi served as the Finance Minister during her first tenure as Prime Minister of India from 1966-1971. She formed her first government with Morarji Desai as Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister.

Due to the growing feuds between the senior Congress party leaders on a number of issues in 1969, she was expelled from the party for her indiscipline. One of the major feuds was the nationalisation of banks without the consultation of Finance Minister Morarji Desai. Gandhi then floated her own party (Congress (R)) and led the government with the support of DMK. She then briefly took the additional charge of Finance Ministry from July 7, 1969 – June 27, 1970.

Indira Gandhi's policies included proposals for the abolition of Privy Purse (to former rulers of the Princely states) and the 1969 nationalisation of the fourteen largest banks in India.

What is Privy Purse?

Privy Purse was a payment made to the ruling (royal or lower) families of erstwhile princely states as part of their agreements to first integrate with India in 1947 after the independence of India, and later to merge their states in 1949 whereby they lost all ruling rights. The payment was continued to the royal families until the 26th Amendment in 1971, by which all their privileges and allowances from the Central Government ceased to exist.


Terror alert in Ayodhya following intelligence inputs

Terror alert in Ayodhya following intelligence inputs

Ayodhya: Amid VIP movements, Ayodhya has been put on high alert soon after intelligence inputs indicated a possible terror attack in the city.

"We have put more force into action. The force has been alerted. Also, intelligence officials in the civil dress have come here. They are checking all hotels, restaurants and railway stations. The police force is vigilant and keeping a track of all the movements," Anil Kumar Sisodia, Superintendent of Police City, told ANI.

This comes ahead of Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray's visit to Ayodhya on Sunday along with his party MPs. According to reports, the security has also been heightened keeping in mind the hearing on 2005 Ram Janmabhoomi attack on June 18.

IMD predicts thunderstorm and lightning for Himachal, Uttrakhand

IMD predicts thunderstorm and lightning for Himachal, Uttrakhand

New Delhi: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday said thunderstorm accompanied with lightning and gusty winds (40-50 kmph) at isolated places are very likely over Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand tomorrow.

Besides, the weather forecasting agency also predicted that some isolated places of Jammu & Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Vidarbha, Telangana, Rayalaseema, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand and Odisha are likely to be hit by dust storm accompanied with lightning and gusty winds of 40-50 kmph tomorrow.

The weather organization also predicted that isolated places over Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim are likely to witness heavy downpour on Sunday. "Heavy rainfall at isolated places over Assam & Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Konkan and Goa, and Coastal Karnataka," it added.

As Cyclone Vayu is likely to recurve and hit Kutch on June 17-18, strong wind speed of the order of 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph very likely over Gujarat coast. "The sea condition is very likely to be rough to very rough over rest parts of the east central Arabian Sea till June 16, 2019," stated IMD in its weather forecast bulletin.

Fishermen are advised not to venture into the north Arabian Sea and along and off Gujarat coast till June 17 and over east central Arabian Sea till June 16.