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San Francisco : Business Delegation expresses interest for investment in Chhattisgarh : Chief Minister Mr. Baghel's

Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Mr. Bhupesh Baghel today met select investors, including Indians, from Bay Area in San Francisco with an aim to attract more investment in Chhattisgarh. He had dinner with Trustee TiE Global and General Partner Monta Vista Capital Venktesh Shukla, who has roots in Chhattisgarh. Chief Minister Mr. Baghel along with his delegation discussed investment opportunities in Chhattisgarh with TiE President B J Arun and investors including Nitin Mehta, co-Partner  in GreenOaks Capital Management, one of the biggest venture funds and Raju Indukuri, who is a investor in a data center company in India that is setting-up a data center in Raipur.
TiE (The IndUS Entrepreneurs) is a Silicon Valley non-profit association dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship in the Bay Area as well as globally. It supports start-ups through networking and raising of capital for new and experienced entrepreneurs. It provides technology entrepreneurs with mentoring services, networking opportunities, startup-related education, funding, and incubating. Other investors at the informal meet were :
Sarvajna Dwivedi : sold his innovative breathing device to Astra Zeneca for $1.2 billion and now started a medical device company that seeks to eliminate stents for unclogging arteries.
Jag Kapoor:  Classic rags to riches story of Silicon Valley. Started working in the kitchen of restaurants when he first came here. Now owns a chain of grocery stores, restaurants (including Michelin 3 star Saison in SF) and a huge portfolio of real estate.
Sushant Patnaik: Active investor in India. Runs multiple companies in India that employ more than 1500 engineers in Bangalore, Pune, Ahmedabad and Hyderabad. Also set up an incubator/ accelerator in Bhubaneswar and a few other cities.
Pallav Sharma:  Sr Vice President in the biggest pharma company in the world, Johnson and Johnson Krishna Yarlagadda:  Successful serial entrepreneur and former President of Imagination Systems (Apple uses their  graphic chip in its products). Now founder / CEO of a video collaboration company called Harshul Asnani: Head of Tech Mahindra in USA Yashwant Hemraj:  Partner, Benhamou Global Ventures Deven Varma:  Founder and Chairman, Edgewood Capital etc.



Najafgarh seat: AAP’s Kailash Gahlot sets record by re-election

New Delhi: The Najafgarh Assembly constituency, having a major population of farmers and traders, has never elected an MLA twice, but the Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) sitting legislator and Cabinet Minister Kailash Gahlot sets a new record on Tuesday by being elected for a second time from the seat.

He has won the Assembly election with a margin of 6,231 votes, defeating Ajeet Singh Kharkhari of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Part of the West Delhi Lok Sabha constituency, Najafgarh is located in the outskirts of Delhi, near the Haryana border.


Named after Mirza Najaf Khan, the commander-in-chief of the Mughal Army under Shah Alam II, the area is also famous for being a part of the First War of Indian Independence — the 1857 revolt. As a part of the Siege of Delhi, the Battle of Najafgarh took place between Indian rebels and British Raj soldiers.

Najafgarh become an Assembly constituency in 1993 when the Delhi legislative assembly was re-established.

The constituency includes Baba Haridass Enclave, Dharampura, Dichaon Kalan, Gopal Nagar, Gulia Enclave, Rajeev Vihar, Haibatpura, Jaffarpur Kalan, Jai Vihar, Jharoda Kalan, Prem Nagar, Roshan Garden, Roshan Vihar, Sainik Enclave, Samaspur Khalsa, Saraswati Enclave, Shiv Enclave, Todarmal Colony, Ujwa Village, and Vinoba Enclave.

It is one of the most populous constituencies with an elector base of 2,48,988 comprising 1,17,000 females. The gender ratio of the constituency is 886 — above the state gender ratio of 824.

Suraj Parshad Paliwal, an independent candidate was elected from the seat in 1993. Next time in 1998, Congressman Kanwal Singh Yadav bagged the seat.

In 2003, another independent candidate, Ranbir Singh Kharb, was elected from the seat. In 2008, Bharat Singh, also an independent MLA bagged the seat.

In 2013, when the AAP and Congress formed a 49-day government, BJP’s Ajeet Singh Kharkhari had won. Gahlot bagged the seat in 2015 with 34.62 per cent votes.



AAP looks forward to positive relations with BJP

New Delhi: After a rough five years in office with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the Centre, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is hoping for a fruitful relations with the BJP.

While the BJP was the main opposition to the AAP, party chief Arvind Kejriwal didn’t say a word against the BJP or the Centre in his victory speech.

Instead, he replied to PM Modi’s tweet: “I look forward to working closely with the Centre to make our capital city into a truly world class city.”


Speaking to IANS, a senior AAP leader said the BJP was an opposition for the Assembly elections, “but for Delhi, we have to work together at the city level. Also, we will need cooperation of the Centre to work in the city.”

It’s also important as around half of the AAP’s manifesto promises can’t be fulfilled without the Centre’s support. Of the 28-point manifesto, 12 announcements will need the cooperation and coordination with the Centre for implementation.

In nine of its promises, the AAP worded the manifesto saying it will put “pressure” on the Centre to “pursue” it.



Indian media is in crisis, says Ravish Kumar

Manila: The Indian media is in a state of “crisis” that is not accidental or random but systemic and structural, journalist Ravish Kumar said 9

here on Monday as he received the Ramon Magsaysay Award for 2019.

“Being a journalist has become a solitary endeavour as uncompromising journalists find themselves being forced out of their jobs by news organisations, and those corporate owners are never questioned,” Kumar said.

He was “filled with sadness” looking at the state of the profession he represents, Kumar said.


“Nevertheless, it is heartening to still see some journalists who continue to put their lives and careers at risk to practice honest and meaningful journalism.”

The citation for the award described Kumar as one of India’s most influential TV journalists who has been reporting real-life and under-reported problems of ordinary people. He hosts the daily show Prime Time on NDTV India.

Kumar was among five individuals declared winners of the award, which is Asia’s highest honour and celebrates the greatness of spirit and transformative leadership in the continent. It is seen as Asia’s version of the Nobel Prize.

He spoke of the “repercussions” of “knowledge inequality”. With the youth denied “better education” in smaller towns and villages, the “propaganda machine of ‘WhatsApp University’” has become the source of knowledge, Kumar said.

Thousands bid-adieu to Mohammed Pahelwan at Barkas

Hyderabad: Thousands of public in Barkas bid-adieu to Mohammed Bin Omer Yafai aka Mohammed Pahelwan. After the Isha prayers he was laid to rest at a graveyard abutting Masjid-E-Omer in Chandrayangutta Barkas area.

Namaz-E-Janaza was offered at Barkas Jamia Masjid and later the body was taken to graveyard in the form of procession. Thousands of public took part in the final journey of Mohammed Pahelwan. South Zone police have made elaborate bandobust.


Editor Siasat Daily Mr. Zahid Ali Khan, who met the bereaved family to express condolences told that it’s a great loss to the people of Barkas, the personality like Mohammed Bin Omer Yafai will not re-born. MBT Spokesperson Amjedullah Khan Khalid said that the death of Mohammed Pahelwan is great loss to the Arab community, he was also a expert wrestler and won many medals due to which many youths attracted towards the wrestling.

Defeated Nampally Congress MLA Feroz Khan, former MIM corporator and congress Khwaja Bilal Ahmed and others too visited Barkas.

CAA: Kerala groom arrives on camel, gifts Constitution to bride

Thiruvananthapuram: In a unique form of protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), a bridegroom in Kerala, Haja Hussain, came for his wedding ceremony riding on a camel holding an anti-CAA poster in his hands, on the outskirts of the capital city on Monday.

Accompanied by a large crowd mostly comprising his friends and relatives, Hussain carried a placard which read ‘Reject CAA, Boycott NRC and NPR’ as he arrived at the wedding hall in Vazhimukku, about 20 km from here, on a camelback.


Hussain said that he choose to do this to express his protest against the CAA.

“Along with the ‘Meher’ (the custom where the groom hands over gold or money to the bride), I also gave a copy of the Constitution. CAA should be rejected,” said Hussain, who is a local businessman.

Suspended doctor creates flutter at Gandhi hospital in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: A doctor of government-run Gandhi Hospital, who was suspended on charges of spreading fake news on coronavirus, created a flutter on Tuesday by attempting self-immolation.

The police, however, foiled his attempt by overpowering him and snatching petrol bottle from him. Police personnel sprinkled water on him and removed his shirt as a precautionary measure. He was later bundled into a police vehicle and was carried away.

Police officials swung into action even as Vasanth was talking to media persons to allege that injustice was done to him by the higher-ups by suspending him.

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Vasanth has reportedly suspended two days ago for allegedly spreading false news. The action was taken after a vernacular daily reported that Telangana recorded two coronavirus cases.

Upset over suspension, the doctor reached the hospital on Tuesday with a petrol bottle in hand. He threatened self-immolation and demanded that action be taken against the officials responsible for his suspension. He also levelled allegations of corruption against the hospital authorities.

The police personnel tried to pacify him and appealed to him not to resort to any extreme step. The doctor continued threatening the policemen and media persons to stay away from him.

'Administration did nothing to control it': Delhi's Gargi College girls allege sexual assault as cops watched

Supreme Court upholds constitutional validity of SC/ST Amendment Act

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the constitutional validity of the SC/ST Amendment Act, 2018, and said a court can grant anticipatory bail only in cases where a prima facie case is not made out.

A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra said a preliminary inquiry is not essential before lodging an FIR under the act and the approval of senior police officials is not needed.

Justice Ravindra Bhat, the other member of the bench, said in a concurring verdict that every citizen needs to treat fellow citizens equally and foster the concept of fraternity.


Justice Bhat said a court can quash the FIR if a prima facie case is not made out under the SC/ST Act and the liberal use of anticipatory bail will defeat the intention of Parliament.

The top court's verdict came on a batch of PILs challenging the validity of the SC/ST Amendment Act of 2018, which was brought to nullify the effect of the apex court's 2018 ruling, which had diluted the provisions of the stringent Act.


UP minister seeks ban on burqa

Agra: UP minister Raghuraj Singh has kicked up another controversy by demanding a ban on burqas worn by Muslim women.

The minister said that burqas were being used by ‘terrorists’ to conceal their identity, apparently in reference to protests by women protesting against CAA in the Shahjamal area in Agra.

The minister further explained that wearing a burqa started in Arabian countries and is not an Indian custom. He added India should ban its use and pointed out that even Sri Lanka had banned it after a series of bomb blasts ripped the country last year, leaving many dead and injuring scores of people.
Reacting to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s remark that “youth will hit him (Prime Minister Narendra Modi) with sticks”, Raghuraj Singh said Modi and Yogi Adityanath are the icons of the nation and no one will tolerate such talk.

This is not the first time when the minister has made a controversial statement. He had earlier said people raising slogans against Prime Minster Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath “would be buried alive”. He had said this while addressing a rally in Aligarh to create awareness about the CAA.

He had also said that anti-national elements will ‘die a dog’s death’.