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BJP slams Akhilesh, says one who couldn't save themselves are talking about nation

Legal News - Sun, 02/05/2017 - 14:00
BJP slams Akhilesh, says one who couldn't save themselves are talking about nation

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh)[India], Feb. 5 : In the wake of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav countering the 'SCAM' remark by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday hit back at the former and said that the ones who couldn't save themselves and their state, should stop talking about saving the nation.

"It is ironic that they are talking about saving the country. They were at once making tall claims of development in Uttar Pradesh and are now drawn to the point of forming an alliance with the Congress Party. Ones who couldn't save themselves and their state, are now making far-fetched claims of saving the nation," BJP leader Jagdambika Pal told ANI.

Commenting on the BJP being the target in every opposition rally, Pal said that it is a clear indication of the fact that there party is the top contender to win the assembly polls, and the oppositions are feeling threatened of it.

"Now the rest of them have to fight it out amongst themselves to decide who is on number two or number three" he added.

Prime Minister Modi on Saturday launched a combined attack on the Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati while addressing a rally at Meerut.

He said that Uttar Pradesh will not show any progress unless it is free from corruption, which can be achieved only if the 'SCAM' (S-Samajwadi Party, C-Congress Party, A-Akhilesh Yadav, M-Mayawati) is removed from power, adding that UP has the potential to be India's most prosperous state.

Reacting to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "get rid of SCAM" remark, the Akhilesh Yadav said, "A and M in SCAM stand for Amit Shah and Modi." "Save the country from Amit Shah and Narendra Modi," while addressing an election rally in Auraiya

Uttar Pradesh will be voting for a new state assembly in a seven-phase election between February 11 and March 8. Out of the 403 assembly seats, the Congress will be contesting in 105 seats and the Samajwadi Party will field its candidates in rest of the 298 seats. (ANI)

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BSP slams PM Modi's remark, says take a peep into your own 'scams'

Legal News - Sun, 02/05/2017 - 13:57
BSP slams PM Modi's remark, says take a peep into your own 'scams'

New Delhi [India], Feb. 5 : The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Sunday lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over 'SCAM' remark and asked the former to look into the scams made under the BJP-led NDA government.

"Modi ji's own party and government is full of scams, viz a viz the Vijay Mallya scam, the Lalit Modi scam, VYAPAM scam which supposedly amounts to Rs. 50,000 crores. It is ironical that the Prime Minister, his party's Chief Minister's, and other government high ups have themselves been involved in multiple scams are making such far-fetched remarks," BSP leader Sudhindra Bhadoria told ANI.

Further expressing confidence of getting the support of the people, he said that Uttar Pradesh is sick of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's bad governance and the Prime Minister's false promises, and therefore would elect BSP chief Mayawati for the fifth time.

Addressing a rally in Meerut on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a combined attack on the Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati.

He said that Uttar Pradesh will not show any progress unless it is free from corruption, which can be achieved only if the 'SCAM' (S-Samajwadi Party, C-Congress Party, A-Akhilesh Yadav, M-Mayawati) is removed from power, adding that UP has the potential to be India's most prosperous state.

Uttar Pradesh will be voting for a new state assembly in a seven-phase election between February 11 and March 8. Out of the 403 assembly seats, the Congress will be contesting in 105 seats and the Samajwadi Party will field its candidates in rest of the 298 seats. (ANI)

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People wants govt. which ensure welfare, zero tolerance against corruption in U.P: BJP

Legal News - Sun, 02/05/2017 - 13:53
 BJP

New Delhi [India], Feb. 5 : Reiterating Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "SCAM" taunt on the political rivals in Uttar Pradesh, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday said that the people of state looks up to the former for a government which would ensure their welfare and zero tolerance against corruption.

BJP leader G. V. L. Narsimha Rao said that the people of Uttar Pradesh have experienced unlimited corruption under the Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) governance and added that these parties have indulged in loots of the highest order.

"Under Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi's guidance the people of Uttar Pradesh sees a hope of government that is not only going to work for the welfare of the people and will also ensure zero tolerance against corruption," Rao told ANI.

Prime Minister Modi on Saturday, while addressing a rally at Meerut said that Uttar Pradesh will not show any progress unless it is free from corruption, which can be achieved only if the 'SCAM' is removed from power, adding that UP has the potential to be India's most prosperous state.

"The ruling Government in Uttar Pradesh is one that needs to be removed from power immediately, because they are a Government that collectively supports rogues and goons. There is no value for anybody's life in this state. One has no guarantee that he or she will return home alive after stepping out of his/her home. This state has made me what I am, and I will not rest until this government is replaced," he said.

Further speaking on the condition of farmers in UP, he alleged that the Government might have some deals with sugarcane mills in the state, because of which farmers have not been paid yet. He went on to assure the public that if BJP comes to power in UP, the farmers will be reimbursed within fourteen days.

"After BJP comes to power, we will make sure that loans for small and marginal farmers are waived off. Furthermore, we will also do everything that I needed to ensure safety of women and generate more employment opportunities for youth in the state," PM Modi added. (ANI)

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Telangana Govt. grants permission to set up 119 residential schools for Backward Class students

Legal News - Sun, 02/05/2017 - 13:49
Telangana Govt. grants permission to set up 119 residential schools for Backward Class students

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], Feb. 5 : The Telangana Government granted permission to set up 119 residential schools for the students belonging to the Backward Class.

Telangana Chief Minsiter K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Saturday signed the file regarding the same.

For the Academic session 2017- 2018, the entrance exams would be conducted for Classes V, VI and VII.

The schools will start its classes with 240 students in its first year, with two sections in each class.

The state government has also granted permission to appoint 3,570 Staff to run these schools. (ANI)

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ECI to decide re-polling day for Margao in Goa

Legal News - Sun, 02/05/2017 - 12:58
ECI to decide re-polling day for Margao in Goa

Panaji (Goa) [India], Feb. 5 : The Election Commission of India (ECI) will take the final decision on scheduling the re-polling day for the polling station no. 8 of Margao constituency of South Goa.

Re-polling was recommended in the station as voting was cancelled due to faulty procedure.

Earlier in the day, the Goa assembly elections saw a record voter turnout of 83 percent.

It was also said that for the first time, 100 percent use of electronically transmitted postal ballot system was done in the state. (ANI)

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ISI sponsoring Kejriwal: Harsimrat Kaur

Legal News - Sat, 02/04/2017 - 18:44
 Harsimrat Kaur

Lambi (Punjab) [India], Feb 4 : In a damning allegation against Arvind Kejriwal, Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Saturday trained guns at the Aam Admi Party (AAP) supremo and accused him of being hand in gloves with the terrorists, while alleging that his activities clearly indicates that the Pakistan-run ISI (Inter-Services Intelligence) is sponsoring the party.

Expressing confidence that the SAD-BJP government will once again form a government, Harsimrat Kaur said that Kejriwal and his cadre did not deliver any good for the national capital and now are looking forward to spoil Punjab.

"The kind of politics which Kejriwal ji has shown in the past by joining hands with the terrorists and the extremists is appalling. He wants to spoil the tranquillity of the state. Now after 30 years again bomb blast are taking place in Punjab. His MPs are instigating people to fight. Kejriwal ji himself his having breakfast and dinner with Babbar Khalsa and this clearly indicates that ISI is now sponsoring Khalsa," said Kaur.

Asserting that she was expecting a clear majority in favour of the Akali dal-BJP government, Kaur further said that the people of Punjab want a government which in coalition with the Centre can work for the state,

"They don't want a dispensation which keeps on quarreling with the Centre," she added in a clear indication to the AAP.

However, Punjab witnessed a sluggish voter turnout of 14 percent till 11: 30 am.

Polling began in Punjab amid heavy security earlier today, with 1,145 candidates contesting across 117 seats.

Poll for the first phase will conclude at 5 p. m.

Nearly 2 crore voters will decide the fate of 1,145 candidates, including 81 women. 22, 615 polling stations have been set up, with over one lakh security personnel deployed for free and fair voting.

Tight security arrangements have also been made for 100 critical polling stations and 5,500 vulnerable pockets of the state. (ANI)

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Revival of Congress in Punjab will be my gift to Sonia, Rahul, Priyanka: Navjot Sidhu

Legal News - Sat, 02/04/2017 - 18:41
 Navjot Sidhu

Amritsar(Punjab)[India], Feb. 4 : Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu on Saturday claimed that the grand old party will come to power after the Punjab elections, asserting that the victory would be a gift to the Gandhi family.

"We are sure that this time Congress will form the government and this will be out gift to Rahul Gandhi , Priyanka ji and Sonia madam. From here, politics of hope will triumph. Captain sahib (Amarinder) is our leader and I am giving congratulation in advance to Sonia madam and Rahul," he said to the media here after casting his vote.

Sidhu further signalled that a win in Punjab elections would act as a revival for the Congress.

Taking potshots at the incumbent government, Sidhu said, "Here there is no anti incumbency, this is just hatred towards the present regime. This hatred will reflect by 70 percent of the polling."

Sidhu is contesting the Punjab Assembly elections this time from the Amritsar East constituency.

His wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu quit as a BJP legislator to join the Congress, but is not contesting this year's assembly elections.

Sidhu spent months in negotiations with the Aam Aadmi Party and the Congress before deciding on the latter as his next political posting.

He joined in January and has since been a star campaigner for his new party, drawing mega crowds.

Sidhu was a BJP member of Parliament from Amritsar in Punjab for ten years before the party decided to field now union minister Arun Jaitley from the constituency instead in 2014, which eventually led to the cricketer-turned- politician quitting the party last year.

The state is polling for 117 Punjab assembly seats that will decide the fate of 1,145 candidates began today.

Punjab is witnessing a three-cornered contest between ruling Shiromani Akali Dal- BJP alliance, opposition Congress and new entrant Aam Aadmi Party. (ANI)

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Harbhajan casts his vote, calls on Punjab to vote free of 'external pressure'

Legal News - Sat, 02/04/2017 - 18:35
Harbhajan casts his vote, calls on Punjab to vote free of 'external pressure'

Jalandhar [India], Feb. 4 : With polling in full swing in Punjab, Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh cast his vote here on Saturday, and called on the state to turn out in large numbers and elect a Government of their choice, adding that they must not succumb to pressure from any side and vote their choice.

Causing a slight frenzy with his appearance at the polling station, Harbhajan cast his vote and was then swamped with requests for selfies, one by the polling officer himself.

"I want Punjab to come out and cast their votes in large numbers. People complaint about what is not being done by the government and what they want for their development, so this is the time for them to make the change," he said.

He further called on the state to exercise their right and warned them against vote under external pressure.

Polling began in Punjab amid heavy security earlier today, with 1,145 candidates contesting across 117 seats, however, the state witnessed a sluggish voter turnout of 14 percent till 11: 30 am.

Poll for the first phase will conclude at 5 p. m.

Nearly 2 crore voters will decide the fate of 1,145 candidates, including 81 women. 22, 615 polling stations have been set up, with over one lakh security personnel deployed for free and fair voting.

Tight security arrangements have also been made for 100 critical polling stations and 5,500 vulnerable pockets of the state.

Meanwhile, Assembly Election polling for 40 seats is underway in Goa, where 11.10 lakh voters are going to decide the fate of 251 candidates including 19 women. (ANI)

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AAI commits more airports for CAT III ILS compliance

Legal News - Sat, 02/04/2017 - 18:31
AAI commits more airports for CAT III ILS compliance

New Delhi [India], Feb. 4 : Cancellation and delay of flights due to low visibility during winters can be a nightmare for passengers travelling by air the world over.

In India, which is predicted to be the world's third-biggest air travel market by 2035, the Airports Authority of India is committed to ensure the safe operation of aircrafts during periods of low visibility or low cloud base.

The Indira Gandhi International Airport is the first airport in the country to offer Low Visibility Procedure (LVP) operations supporting up to CAT III B capability. Recently, Lucknow and Jaipur airport has been upgraded to support CAT IIIB operations.

The Airports Authority of India, which manages 125 airports in the country, is now planning more airfields to be CAT III compliant.

It will help maintain smooth operation of aircrafts during the foggy season.

Guruprasad Mohapatra, Chairman, Airports Authority of India, said, "There is something called CAT III Instrument Landing System, where airlines are able to operate in extremely low visibility conditions. North India, particularly, and parts of Northeastern India are very vulnerable to low visibility conditions during the foggy months. So far, Delhi was the only CAT III ILS compliant airport. I am very happy to share with you that today both Lucknow and Jaipur are CAT III compliant airports, which means planes can operate in very, very low visibility conditions. Now, we are targeting to make Amritsar and Kolkata CAT III ILS compliant by September 2017 so that four major airports along with Delhi - in total 5 - in North and eastern India will be CAT III ILS compliant."

Visibility is a significant parameter for aircraft operation. It becomes significantly important, particularly when the aircraft is approaching the airport for landing or preparing to depart from the airport.

Visual reference to airport markings and visual hazards identification is required to operate the flight.

As visibility deteriorates the potential for inadvertent entry on an operational runway by an aircraft, vehicle or personnel increases.

However, advancement in technology has made it possible to improve the system and enable aircrafts to operate in reduced visibility condition.

Instrument Landing System installed at modern airports can help flights land safely under poor visibility conditions.

In December and January, dense fog causes a serious decline in both general visibility and runway visual range visibility, while closure of air traffic occurs if the RVR falls below 50 metres.

To cope with flight disruptions caused by fog, a number of facilities have been provided at the airport.

When visibility falls below 1,200 metres, safeguarding procedures are implemented while low visibility procedures are implemented if the RVR on a runway falls to less than 800 metres.

The airport met office also operates a real-time round-the-clock fog monitoring, forecasting and dissemination system. (ANI)

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Mallya loan default case: Bail applications of IDBI, KFA adjourned till Feb. 7

Legal News - Sat, 02/04/2017 - 18:29
 Bail applications of IDBI, KFA adjourned till Feb. 7

Mumbai [Maharashtra], Feb. 4 : Mumbai's Special CBI court on Saturday adjourned the bail applications of IDBI and Kingfisher Airline (KFA) employees in the Vijay Mallya loan default case till February 7.

The 11 people arrested in this case by the CBI on January 23 are in judicial custody till January 7.

The CBI had filed charge sheet against all accused on the same day when they were produced before the court for the remand process, on January 24.

The battery of lawyers while arguing for the bail of IDBI employees, said, "Even Before KFA approached to Consortium of Banks (of which IDBI is a part) for loans, it was already given loans of Rs. 4998.5 crore. Not only IDBI but all other banks have also given him loans amounting to 7000 crore in totality. This was not the case that loans were given based on low credit ratings to KFA only, but consortium of banks was looking into helping the whole aviation industry seeing their condition of that time."

The defence also raised questions about the intention of the CBI while arresting all accused just a day prior to the chargesheet.

Defence lawyers also said, "They alleged CBI of just trying to make a positive perception about it (CBI) in public that it is not sitting idle on this investigation so they unnecessarily arrested these people when investigation was over."

The CBI has already opposed their bail pleas filing reply to these petitions, as CBI's lawyer Bharat Badami sought time till February 7 for his arguments on the bail applications of these accused.

The CBI has alleged that former IDBI chairman approved the loans and also instructed to expedite the ratings while finalising the loans to Kingfisher Airlines of over 900 crore rupees. The loan was allegedly sanctioned in violation of norms regarding credit limits.

Those arrested include by the CBI are former Chairman of IDBI Bank Yogesh Aggarwal and former CFO of now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines A Raghunathan.

The IDBI bank executives arrested are O V Bundellu, S K V Srinivasan and R S Sridhar while the three former executives of Kingfisher Airlines arrested are Shailesh Borke, A C Shah and Amit Nadkarni.

The arrests have been made from multiple cities. While Raghunathan was arrested in Mumbai, Aggarwal was taken into custody from Gurgaon.

The arrests were followed by searches at 11 places including Mallya's residence in New Delhi, three floors of UB towers in Bengaluru and residences of Aggarwal and Raghunathan among others.(ANI)

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Manipur theatre personality Wareppa Naba honoured with Padma Shri

Legal News - Sat, 02/04/2017 - 18:25
Manipur theatre personality Wareppa Naba honoured with Padma Shri

Imphal (Manipur) [India], Feb. 4 : Manipur is known for giving the nation many icons in the field of art and music. These artists have brought laurels to not just the state but also to the nation.

Recently, theatre artist, playwright and director from Manipur, Wareppa Naba, became a recipient of the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honour of India, for the year 2017.

Manipur is one of the few states in India that offers the taste of open air theatre to its people. Open air drama is also popularly known as 'Shumang Leela' in Manipur.

A blend of tradition, music, dance and contemporary imagination is portrayed through Shuman Leela.

Wareppa Naba is a prominent Sarkirtana performing artist and a popular theatre artist and a director.

Naba is being honoured for his tremendous contributions in the field of theatre, sankirtana and narrative performing arts.

Naba said, "I feel immensely pleasure and happiness when I received the news from the Ministry of Home Affairs for the prestigious award of Padma Shri. I did not much believe or expected because this is one of the highest civilian award I should say."

Wareppa spent his early life in the field of traditional art under the guidance of his father.

In 1965, under the leadership of Padma Bhushan awardee late H. Kanhailal Singh, Naba played an active role in establishing his group, Theatre Mirror, with other theatre enthusiasts.

Naba said, "I started my theater career as a devotee in the field of culture in the year 1965. Since then, I have been seriously involved in theatre activities in the state Manipur and there are so many number of narrative arts and performing arts and Manipur being the rich cultural heritage, it gives me tremendous help to excel in the field of art with hardships and hard work."

He added, "My Adi-Guru, Padma Bhushan awardee Kanhailal, Director of Kala Theatre, he insisted (that) me and he lead me in the field of theatre. I should say each and every works now I have been performing as my duty, all credits goes to my Adi-Guru Kanhailal Singh."

So far, he has acted in more than 150 plays and directed and produced 100 plays apart from directing 40 Shuman Leela , the courtyard plays.

He has also written more than 20 plays and conducted more than 40 intensive theatre workshops for the youngsters.

Naba's devotion to the cause of revitalizing Shumang Leela, has been acknowledged over the years.

So far, he has received 23 awards at the state and national levels.

Naba said, "I have been always dreaming for a theatre for our region in which theatre is a medium with contemporary touch and by giving colour with all our traditional and culture of Manipur. I would like to give for nourishment of new artist. It is my prime objective. Without being having enough actors in our region, we can do nothing for the promotion of theatre."

Such active theatre artists from Manipur act as an inspiration for many, especially to the youngsters.

His contribution towards preserving the dying art of the state will help revitalize it and also help it reach out to a wider audience. (ANI)

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Google Now Launcher reportedly to be pulled from Play Store

TopNews Arab Emirates - Sat, 02/04/2017 - 18:07

Google Now Launcher reportedly to be pulled from Play Store

The Google Now Launcher, which offers Android users a simple, stock home screen, will be pulled from the Google Play Store in first quarter of 2017, according to Android Police.

Available since 2014, Google Now Launcher app has been a good option for those who have a skinned handset and want something looking like Google's Android. After installing the app, the users get a home screen with the company's predictive Google Now cards integrated in it.

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A 'new, positive and constructive' partnership with the European Union

Legal News - Sat, 02/04/2017 - 17:50
A 'new, positive and constructive' partnership with the European Union

New Delhi [India], Feb. 4 : The British Government on 2 February published its plan for 'a new, positive and constructive' partnership in the mutual interest of the UK and the EU, with a White Paper presented to Parliament.

According toa press release of the British High Commission in New Delhi, the document, entitled 'The United Kingdom's Exit from, and New Partnership with, the European Union', mirrors the 12 principles set out by the Prime Minister to guide EU exit negotiations in her speech at Lancaster House on 17 January.

These include providing certainty and clarity wherever possible, ensuring free trade with European markets, controlling immigration and taking control of our own laws.

The paper highlights the mutual interest to the UK and the EU of maintaining the freest and most frictionless trade possible in goods and services following UK exit.

It notes that in 2015, the UK exported A£230 billion worth of goods and services to the EU, while importing A£290 billion worth of goods and services from the EU.

It will be in the interests of both sides to build a new strategic partnership, with an ambitious and comprehensive free trade agreement and a new customs agreement, the document says.

The position the UK and EU will start from, with a common regulatory framework with the European Single Market, is unprecedented.

It is not about bringing 2 divergent systems together, but finding the best way for the benefits of the common systems and frameworks that currently enable UK and EU businesses to trade with and operate in each others' markets to continue when we leave the EU.

The paper also recognises the importance of delivering a smooth, mutually beneficial exit, avoiding a disruptive cliff-edge.

So a phased process of implementation of new arrangements - whether relating to immigration controls, customs systems, co-operation on criminal and civil justice matters, or future regulatory and legal frameworks for business - will be in our mutual self interest.

The White Paper notes that the time needed to phase in new arrangements in different areas may vary.

The document also confirms plans for a separate White Paper on the Great Repeal Bill, which will ensure certainty and stability by transposing EU law into UK law, wherever practical and appropriate, and separate legislation in areas likely to be affected by the outcome of the negotiation, such as customs and immigration.

Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis said: "The White Paper confirms the Prime Minister's vision of an independent, truly global UK and an ambitious future relationship with the EU."

This is based on the 12 principles that will guide the government in fulfilling the democratic will of the people of the UK.

These 12 objectives amount to 1 goal: a new, positive and constructive partnership between Britain and the European Union, that works in our mutual interest.

It is in the UK's interest for the EU to succeed politically and economically. And so we approach the negotiation to come in a spirit of goodwill and working to an outcome in our mutual benefit. (ANI)

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Abdul Basit to be appointed as Pakistan Foreign Secretary

Legal News - Sat, 02/04/2017 - 17:47
Abdul Basit to be appointed as Pakistan Foreign Secretary

Islamabad [Pakistan], Feb. 4 : Pakistan's High Commissioner in India Abdul Basit is set to replace Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhary as the new Foreign Secretary.

According to GeoTV, Chaudhary has been designated to become country's envoy in the United States.

It is likely that the announcement pertaining to the appointment of Abdul Basit would be made next week.

Basit was selected for the job three years back but couldn't be appointed due to technical reasons and was instead posted as high commissioner in New Delhi.

Meanwhile, Pakistan's ambassador for the United States Syed Jalil Abbas Jailani has relinquished the charge on completion of his contractual period as ambassador in Washington.

Rizwan Saeed Sheikh will be acting as Charged D' Affairs in Washington till the arrival of Aizaz Chaduhary in the US capital.

According to sources, Pakistan will take decision about new the high commissioner in India after return of Abdul Basit. (ANI)

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JuD reappears with new name days after crackdown on its leadership

Legal News - Sat, 02/04/2017 - 17:42
JuD reappears with new name days after crackdown on its leadership

Lahore [Pakistan], Feb. 4 : The Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) has once again changed its name to Tehreek Azadi Jammu and Kashmir (TAJK - Movement for Freedom of Kashmir) post the detention of its leader Hafiz Saeed and a crackdown on its activities.

According to the Express Tribune, the religious organisation has resumed its routine activities under its new nomenclature, including 'donation' camps and ambulance centres across Lahore and other districts, while at the same time continuing its call for achieving independence of Indian-administered Kashmir.

It may be recalled that all JuD centres had been closed down on the night of January 30 following the detention of Hafiz Saeed, the party chief, and four of his aides on accusations of disturbing peace and security.

Law enforcers removed the banners and placards of JuD and its charitable wing of Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation, which was also put on observation under the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997.

After remaining closed for three days, all these centres reopened on Friday but without the banners bearing the names of JuD or the FIF.

According to the daily, these centres located at Shahdara Chowk , Moon Market and Iqbal Town and are now operating under the name of TAJK.

Meanwhile, the JuD and FIF plan a conference on Kashmir Day on Sunday (February 5) at Nasir Bagh under the name of TAJK.

TAJK Deputy General Khalid Waleed, a close relative of Hafiz Saeed , was quoted by the Express Tribune, as saying that the counter-terrorism department is continuing with its crackdown against FIF and JuD activists in Faisalabad, Gojra, Sheikhupura, Gujranwala, Chiniot, Jhang and Sargodha.

He also warned that the detention of Saeed and others would trigger a liberation movement for Kashmir . (ANI)

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Dissidents in TMC allegedly inching closer to BJP in Tripura

Legal News - Sat, 02/04/2017 - 17:38
Dissidents in TMC allegedly inching closer to BJP in Tripura

Agartala (Tripura) [India], Feb. 4 : Dissident leaders in Trinamool Congress (TMC) seem to be inching closer to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in order to ensure a direct fight against the ruling Left Front in Tripura in the assembly election scheduled to be held early next year.

Tripura TMC leader Sudip Roy Barman hinted at doing everything to prevent a division of the anti-Left vote and is ready to consider going with any party.

He also made a significant indication of ignoring the TMC central leadership for the purpose.

"We are exploring all options; we are exploring pros and cons as to how we can give relief to the common people from the clutches of the bad elements of the Communist Part of India Marxist. In our state of Tripura we are exploring how to bring change in the government and ensuring it in the next assembly election," said TMC MLA and former Opposition Leader Sudip Roy Barman.

"This party which has badly failed to live up to the expectation of the common people and want to get rid of them and we want to ensure that."

He was speaking to reporters in the TMC headquarters here in presence of two more MLA Asish Saha and Biswa Bandhu Sen who was recently seen in dialogue with the state BJP president Biplab Deb.

When Barman was asked that considering the ongoing bitter tussle between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the West Bengal Chief Minster Mamata Banerjee and who was recently seen close with the CPIM central leadership on the demonetization issue and hence it is most unlikely that the TMC will approve any alliance with the BJP in Tripura, the former Congress leader Roy Barman said that he along with five other MLAs had left the Congress and joined TMC on the issue of Congress-Left Front alliance in West Bengal and to ensure the Left Front is ousted from power in Tripura.

He added, "We have learned a lesson from our erstwhile party, this is not going to happen this time... We will be overcoming all obstacles laid in the hurdle race and which have been placed to cross the barrier. We will cross all hurdle to reach that point. All these obstacles shall not be problem for us and we are confident enough that we shall be overcoming all these obstacles to ensure the defeat of this anti-people government in Tripura."

Under this circumstance it seems that another split in the Trinamool Congress in Tripura is imminent. However, it is not yet clear if the dissident leaders will join BJP or they will float another front to go in a larger alliance. It is also not clear how many of the six MLA's who left Congress and joined TMC last year are in unison to defy Mamata Banerjee's dictate. (ANI)

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Altria trying to figure out if recalled tobacco products were tampered with

US News - Sat, 02/04/2017 - 16:17
Altria trying to figure out if recalled tobacco products were tampered with

Altria Group Inc., one of the world's largest producers and marketers of tobacco, cigarettes and related products, announced on Friday that it was working with government authorities to determine if it's recently recalled smokeless tobacco products were tampered with.

Earlier this week, Altria issued a voluntary recall for some of its smokeless tobacco products after more than half a dozen consumers complained that they found sharp metal objects in some cans.

The recall of smokeless tobacco products involved certain cans made in the company's Franklin Park, Illinois, facility. The company said there might be a deliberate, malicious act by someone familiar with the quality and safety procedures at its manufacturing facility in Illinois.

Confirming the ongoing investigation, Altria said, "We believe this was a deliberate, malicious act by an individual or individuals familiar with the quality and safety procedures at its Franklin Park, IL facility."

The tobacco giant is retrieving recalled products from wholesale, retail as well as individual consumers. Smokeless tobacco products made at a separate facility aren't affected by the recall.

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President Trump takes Hair Loss Drug Propecia: Physician

US News - Sat, 02/04/2017 - 03:38
 Physician

President Donald Trump’s physician Dr. Harold N. Bornstein has revealed in a recent New York Times interview about the drugs he takes for hair loss and rosacea. Dr. Bornstein informed that he hasn’t had any contact with Mr. Trump after he became President. During the elections, health issues of President Trump became an election issue but his doctor gave him a certificate of perfect health to lead the country.

Dr. Bornstein informed that Trump takes propecia for hair loss and the medication has helped his condition. Additionally, Dr. Bornstein informed that President Trump also takes medication for rosacea. He also takes regular dosage of aspirin to reduce his risk of health disease.

Propecia is a popular medication for hair loss. It is a low-intensity dosage of finasteride that is prescribed to men with enlarged prostate glands. It is usually sold under the brand name Proscar. The drug blocks the body's production of male hormones.

Propecia was approved by the U.S. FDA in year 1997 for male pattern baldness. The low-cost dosage of finasteride is only allowed for men. The FDA hasn’t permitted propecia for women or children.

Regarding the interview with New York Times, a senior White House official has informed that Dr. Bornstein wasn’t having President Trump’s permission to talk about his health.

During elections, Dr. Bornstein gave the certificate of good health to President Trump. He said, "If elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency."

Regarding the possible side effects of Propecia, pharmaceutical company Merck says, “Patients taking the drug should promptly notify their doctor if they experience changes in their breasts, rash, itching, hives, swelling of the face or hands, or difficulty breathing or swallowing.”

As per reports, “The FDA-approved pill has been called into question, with emerging research and a slew of lawsuits suggesting that finasteride may be more dangerous than previously believed. Users report that its side effects — inability to orgasm, painful erections, chronic depression, insomnia, brain fog, and suicidal thoughts — can last long after patients stop taking the pill.”

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Mulayam to campaign first for brother Shivpal, not Akhilesh

Legal News - Fri, 02/03/2017 - 19:14
Mulayam to campaign first for brother Shivpal, not Akhilesh

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Feb. 3 : In a new turn of events, Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav has said that he will start campaigning for his brother Shivpal Yadav on February 9 and then for son and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.

"I will start my campaigning from Jaswantnagar on February 9 for Shivpal. I will campaign for Akhilesh later," Mulayam said.

In a shock move, Shivpal earlier on January 31 announced that he would form a new political party after March 11, the day election results of five states would be declared.

Shivpal, who filed his nomination papers on the Samajwadi Party's ticket from Jaswantnagar, said that he would be campaigning for those denied tickets by Akhilesh.

Shivpal also highlighted the work done by his ministry. "We ran the government for five years, was my ministry's performance inferior to others," he said.

Mulayam earlier on January 30 announced that he would not campaign for the Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance in the run up to the state assembly polls.

Mulayam claimed that Samajwadi Party could win the elections on its own.

However, the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister took a 180-degree turn and said that he would campaign for Akhilesh from February 9.

With Akhilesh 'my son after all' remark, Mulayam stated that he would not just campaign for his Samajwadi Party, but also the Congress.

Voting in Uttar Pradesh will be done in seven phases - February 11, 15, 19, 23, 27, March 4 and 8. The counting of votes will take place on March 11. (ANI)

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