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2G scam verdict: 700 old judgments paved way for acquittal

Special Judge OP Saini read over 700 old judgments which were given as case references by various lawyers before penning down the fate of all the 21 accused, including former Telecom Minister A Raja and DMK leader and MP Kanimozhi in the 2G spectrum allocation scam.”I may note that I have carefully gone through the entire case law cited at the bar by the parties. I have also carefully gone through the written submissions filed by the parties. The case law would be referred to as and when required,” Special Judge Saini said.In the 1552 page judgment delivered by Saini, he mentioned all the case references by all the respective lawyers of the several accused. Altogether 608 case references of several cases were put forth by both the parties even though a few of them might be repeated. Besides 102 references were made as rebuttal.Advocate Vijay Agarwal, on behalf of his client RK Chandolia, gave the maximum numbers of case references during the proceedings taking the number to 134. It was again Agarwal who gave 97 references on behalf of his client Shahid Balwa. This was followed by 63 references made by the same lawyer for two of his clients Asif Balwa and Rajiv Agarwal.A little behind Agarwal was Special Public Prosecutor Anand Grover, who made 102 references during rebuttal. However, he gave just 35 references during the trial. The least number of references were given by advocate Deeksha Khurana for Swan Telecommunication who referred to just a single case.While 30 references were made for A Raja by his counsel Manu Sharma, 15 were made on the behalf of Kanimozhi by her counsel Amarender Sharan.Special Judge Saini repeated about the huge volume of records and documents involved in the case in the judgment.Even on Thursday, as he entered the court room to pronounce the judgment followed by his court staff carrying the huge pile of papers, he said, “Giving the huge records of the case, this is a very brief judgment I have written.”The judge also mentioned in his the judgment that lawyers of both the accused and the CBI filed written submissions running into 25,000 pages.”It may be noted that in view of voluminous record running into several lac pages and also technical nature of the case, oral arguments for the parties continued for about two years. Both the parties also filed written submissions in detail running into about twenty five thousand pages,” the judge said.He also appreciated the advocates for both parties for their hard work put during the trial of this voluminous, technical and complex case, the record of which runs into about three four lac pages.

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DNA Edit: A Zero-Sum trial

Years wasted, business ventures stalled/finished, reputations tarred -in some cases, forever. This, in 11 words, is the sum and substance of what we all know as the 2G scam, post the judgement delivered by Special CBI Judge OP Saini on Thursday morning.Was there a scam? Yes, most certainly. After all, rules aren’t changed overnight, unless to give undue advantage to somebody. But, it was the CBI’s and Enforcement Directorate’s job to follow the leads and deliver a water-tight case. That they didn’t proves, for the nth time, that the country’s premier investigating agencies don’t deserve the “premier” tag.Was the scam really worth Rs 1.76 lakh crore? Ask Vinod Rai, the then Comptroller and Auditor General of India, who came out with this figure.Today, when the Special CBI Judge OP Saini acquitted every accused, including politicians, businessmen and bureaucrats in the 2G spectrum allocation case dating back to the UPA-1 era, the main question that requires an immediate answer is: Who killed the telecom sector, or at least pushed it back by several years? Shouldn’t Rai be answering questions on the ‘presumptive loss’ theory? Shouldn’t the CBI and ED officers be held accountable for the shoddy probe that has allowed the accused to get away?A single sentence in the 1,552-page judgment is enough to indict the CBI and ED: “However, by the end, the quality of prosecution totally deteriorated and it became directionless and diffident.”It is not without reason that Judge Saini laments: “For the last seven years, on all working days, summer vacation included, I religiously sat in the open court from 10 am to 5pm, waiting for someone with legally admissible evidence in his possession, but all in vain. Everybody was going by rumour, gossip and speculation.”Another line in the judgment that merits some thought is: “Thus, some people created a scam by artfully arranging a few selected facts and exaggerating things beyond recognition to astronomical levels.”There are many who seem enraged by the fact that Judge Saini acquitted all the accused. They forget that a judge delivers a judgment on the basis of material before him, without falling for “rumour, gossip and speculation”. The job of convincing the court about the illegality and arbitrariness of a decision was left to the prosecution and its lawyers.Judges, not all unfortunately in these media-driven times, are seldom impressed by big numbers, unless they come with enough proof.Now that both CBI and ED have announced their intention to appeal against the judgment in the high court, one only hopes the premier agencies would do a better job there.

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2G scam verdict: Court pulls up then SG for dithering in case

Special Judge OP Saini not only pulled up the prosecuting agencies for failing to make their case in the 2G spectrum scam, but also highlighted roles of several officials, private and public, who dithered on the stand.The trial court judgment makes special references to several officers whose testimonies hugely impacted the case including that of former Solicitor General GE Vahanvati who the judge noted “tried to wriggle out” of his own submissions.In the judgment, Saini recorded that the Solicitor General had approved the action of DoT regarding change of policy of first-come first­served from date of application to date of payment. In his note, he had specifically noted that he had seen the notes and the issue of new LOIs was not before any Court and what was proposed was fair and reasonable. However, in the witness-box, he tried to wriggle out of the same.It was this change of stance which led to “unnecessary controversy” Saini observed. Had Vahanvati stood by his notings, the controversy would have died down much earlier, the judgment read.“He had the capacity, calibre and standing to explain the whole issue, but unfortunately he too chose to depose against his own official noting by resorting to legal technicalities. He endeavoured hard to absolve himself of all responsibility. Thus, his evidence did not match up to his standing. It is unfortunate that he is one of those witnesses whose testimony has been rejected in toto for being contrary to official record,” the judge said.

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Rajasthan doctors ordered back to work today

A division bench of Rajasthan high court on Tuesday directed agitating doctors to resume duties immediately, ending their 5-day strike. The bench made it a pre-condition to no arrest, too.”We mandate that the doctors must resume duties from tomorrow (Wednesday) and it would be a condition precedent that in case they report back tomorrow, they shall not be arrested by the State,” reads the high court order.The order was passed on an application moved by Dr Abhinav Sharma, who filed the PIL alleging that the doctors are striking against the transfer of other agitating doctors — Dr Ajay Choudhary and Dr Durga Shanker Saini. They are also leading the association of in-service doctors.The bench observed that the doctors have no right to go on strike, especially when all of their demands have been met with, while some demands need consideration at the government level. Meanwhile, the agitating doctors contended in court that they have been addressed as ‘ants’ and ‘mosquitoes’ by the health minister, due to which they are on strike. However, the bench observed this cannot be grounds to strike, even though its incorrect that any side use unparliamentarian language against each other.The bench re-notified the matter for January 3 when the prayer for contempt and stay will be taken up for consideration.

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Doctors day out: Rajasthan medics protest, treat patients in tents

Even with most doctors feeling the heat over the High court order and recent transfers, some “rebels” left their offices to set up tents outside to treat the needy.In a prolonged confrontation with the health department, the in-service government doctors were out to muster public support ahead of a warning to the government. The doctors at many districts avoided going to hospitals and carried out their duties underneath trees, camps and even benches under the open sun. This was a common sight at many public health centers, community health centers and district hospitals.”We have issued the government a notice of 72 hours to act upon the consensus reached after the recent stir, the government’s adamant attitude is forcing us towards another movement,” said Dr Nasreen Bharti, patron of an in-service doctors association in Rajasthan.The doctors though have decided to keep health services uninterrupted, however, put the onus on state government for keeping up the truce. “We are committed to treat the patients, however, if forced to further intensify the agitation, it will be due to inconsideration of the state government,” said Dr Durga Shankar Saini, general secretary of All Rajasthan In Service Doctors Union.Health minister Kalicharan Saraf, meanwhile, claimed that efforts were in process for implementation of the doctors’ demand agreed upon at the consensus with state government. Jaipur, did not see much of a stir.Around 10,000 doctors employed at state health department went on mass leave in the first week of November. The stir severely impacted public health services across the state and ended after seven days following a consensus between the doctors and health minister Kalicharan Saraf. However, as many of the doctors to have led the agitation got transferred, the doctors are back on agitation path.
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Govt committed to double farmers’ income by 2020: Prabhu Lal Saini

On the occasion of furnishing agriculture progress data during four-year rule of current BJP government in Rajasthan, state agriculture minister Prabhu Lal Saini on Thursday once again said that plight of farmers in the state will be better in coming days.“We don’t have any Jadu Mantra, but state government is committed to double the farmer’s income by 2020 and innovations in the field of farming and agro-marketing will definitely help to achieve the motive in the desired time. I believe that the income of a farmer will be four to five fold,” Saini said.Comparing BJP government’s four years successful data with the former Congress government’s poor figures in agriculture, Saini informed that the annual budget of agriculture, ahusbandry, and agro-marketing has been raised to Rs 9551 crore, which was 62 per cent higher than the previous Gehlot government.Saini said that over 4.1 crore farmers’ crop insurance claims worth Rs 493 crore were settled in the four years.However, on the BJP government’s promise to loan waiver, Saini dodged the ball into others court saying that it would be decided by the Cooperative Department by early next year. “A high-power committee set up by CM Raje is working and surveying the other states,” Saini said.Rejecting the allegation of farmer suicides, Saini claimed there was not a single case of a farmer committing suicide in last four-year rule.“ An Agro-Tourist Centre of Excellence would be set up at Mount Abu, for which 3.5 hectares of land would be acquired, after and after its success a similar centre would be set up at Kota, Bassi, and Dilwara, he announced.
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Two PF inspectors held taking bribe

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Two enforcement inspectors of Provident Fund department were on Wednesday late evening arrested by a sleuth of Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB), Kota after they had accepted a bribe of Rs. 25000 from a proprietor of security agency for settling the PF related matter of the employees of the agency. The two were today produced before the ACB court that ordered to send them to judicial custody.The two enforcement inspectors o, identified as Nalin Kumar Bhatt, a native to Jaipur but currently posted in regional PF office in Kota and Suresh Saini were yesterday evening caught after they had accepted a bribe of Rs. 25000 from one Gobri Lal who runs a security agency in Kansuva area of the city, told Chandrasheel Thakur, ASP (ACB), Kota. The two had a few days ago reached the security agency office in Kanswa to inspect the documents and on finding irregularities and not deposition of TDS of the employees, the two officials asked for the penalty and cancellation of agency’s license but also offered to sort out the matter with a bribe of Rs. 50,000, ASP Thakur said.

Rajasthan: Medical services hit as over 640 government doctors go on strike

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Health service in four districts of Rajasthan was affected as around 640 government doctors in Kota, Bundi, Baran and Jhalawar districts went on strike today over their various demands.Patients in district hospitals, community and primary health centres in rural areas had to be shifted to private hospitals due to the strike.However, doctors at Kota and Jhalawar medical colleges stayed away from the strike.Health department officials said that 31 doctors from Kota medical college have been sent to hospitals in Baran, Bundi and Rampura, while AYUSH doctors are providing healthcare services to the patients at community and primary health centres.Around 250 doctors, including 43 from Baran district headquarters have gone on strike, CMHO Baran Brajesh Goyal said.Meanwhile, General Secretary of All Rajasthan In Service Doctors Association Dr Durga Shankar Saini said they were forced to go on strike as the state government did not pay heed to their 33-point demand.These demands are not in the interest of the doctors but for improvement of medical and healthcare facilities that would eventually be beneficial for the patients, Dr Saini claimed.Representatives of the association have held nine rounds of talks with the state government so far, but of no avail.The doctors are ready to call off the strike if the state government gives a written assurance that their demands would be met, he said.

Congress never worked for farmers, says Prabhu Lal Saini

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Lashing out at the Congress in the state for its agitation for farmers loan waive, state agriculture and animal husbandry minister Prabhu Lal Saini said that Congress has never concerned for the farmers of the country in 52 years of its rule in 70 years of independence.It is the rising graph of Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) in the country as well as in the state that has forced Congress to think and concern of the farmers, as the opposition Congress is desperately thrashing out for the rule. On Wednesday Saini was addressing a public meeting in Kuwarti Barda in Bundi after inaugurating new Krishi Upaj Mandi, special category, newly constructed which Is developed with the cost of Rs 3.10 corers in 368.06 bighas of land.The state agriculture minister assured that for the next 15 years, there is no alternative for BJP in the state as well as in the country.The farmers loan up to Rs. 50,000 would be waived off as soon as the report from the high power committee constituted for the purpose is received.Prime minister Narendra Modi led central government is committed to double the income of farmers by the years 2022, the 75 independence anniversary year of the country. Currently, 25 Mandis of the state are linked with NAM, he informed and said the farmers connected with E sale, purchase, and payment with outstanding performance would be awarded by the state government.The agriculture minister also announced the compensation for the snake bite death would be given to the family of the concerned deceased after three months even if the FSL report in the matter is not received.The agriculture minister also informed Rajasthan is globally among the top positions for olive cultivation and the state government has signed MoUs with the foreign companies for olive tea and oil.

Raj BJP youth wing aims for 5L new members

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>This Wednesday, the youth wing of BJP will set out on a state-wide drive in Rajasthan to rally young voters to take party membership. The party already claims to have more than 78 lakh members registered in the state, and has chalked out a 12-day “sarv sparshi abhiyan” to reach out to all those left out during the previous ‘sadasyta mahaabhiyan’. A major focus this time will be youth, with a target to add five lakh to its member list. These ‘new members’ might come as an additional advantage to the party at the Assembly elections scheduled for the end of next year.”Each Mandal of the yuva morcha has been extended a target to add 500 new members. There are 1,000 such mandals in the state consisting of 20-25 members in the executive body. If each of these manage 20 new members, the target of 5 lakh will be met,” says Ashok Saini, state president, Yuva Morcha.The party has already appointed a campaign in-charge at every mandal and district level and youth wing has also completed the process. On, Monday a meeting of all district presidents and office bearers has been called to draft a work plan for the campaign.The campaign, however, will not be launched at the districts of Ajmer, Alwar and Bharatpur, as the former two districts are scheduled for parliamentary by-elections, and Bharatpur has seen the recent demise of senior party leader Digamber Singh.Memberships will be added through the ‘miss call’ process, and those adding the new members will also have to keep a record of the same. Meanwhile, the women’s wing of the party has been trying to add six lakh new female members to the party tally.

Prabhulal Saini wants more time on waiver issue

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Agriculture minister Prabhulal Saini has informed that committee constituted by the government to look into the matter of loan waiver of farmers has studied various states in which the loan waiver was given. The reply and supplementary questions that followed took about 29 minutes during question hour.On Thursday, replying to a question asked by Nand Kishore Maharia in the Assembly, independent MLA from Fatehpur, Saini said that 11-member high power committee had visited states like UP, Maharashtra, Punjab and Karnataka.He said that the study revealed that every state has executed loan waiver in different manner. In UP it was done in haste and as a result, minuscule loans like Rs10, Rs100, Rs500, Rs1000 were waived off.He added that as soon as the report is submitted, a decision will be taken according to the orders of the chief minister.Mahraia also grilled Saini on the purchase of certain crops on MSP. Saini informed that state government had requested central government on 14/10/2014, 22/04/2015 and then on 04/07/2017 to include mehandi, chaula, guar, corriander, garlic, isabgol, guarpatha, arandi etc in the purview of MSP.

Mid-term relief for farmers of 4 dists

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>For the first time, the government has decided to give mid-term claims to the farmers insured under the Prime Minister Crop Insurance scheme. The agriculture department has given its approval for the claim. The relief will now be given to the farmers of Jalore, Sirohi, Barmer and Pali.Notably, recently these four districts of the state were affected with excessive rainfall and the farmers had to bear huge losses during the rains between July 22 to July 30. They were facing hardships and were in need of relief . Therefore, it has been decided that the farmers will be extended mid-term relief.It is learned that chief minister Vasundhara Raje had directed agriculture minister Prabhulal Saini regarding this and subsequently, the entire exercise was undertaken and approval of Rs105 crore and 42 lakh as claim was given by the department of agriculture.Giving the information, Saini said that the crops which suffered more than 50% of damage are being given 25% amount of premium and the rest of the amount will be paid after crop cutting.As per the estimate, in these four districts crops in more than 14 lakh hectares of area was affected due to excessive rainfall. Earlier, the three insurance companies had issued about Rs10 lakh and 62 thousand policies in these four districts.Now as per the directions, farmers of Barmer will get mid term claim of Rs60 crore and 20 lakhs, Sirohi farmers will get claim of Rs31 crore and 38 lakhs while the farmers of Pali and Jalore will get mid-term claim of Rs42 crore.

Residents of Shakti Nagar left with property only on paper

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A handful of residents of Shakti Nagar area near Triveni crossing at Gopal pura Bypass are left with properties existing only on records of JDA. These residents who are holding legal land deeds issued by JDA are left hopeless after their possession on these has been upheld as ‘illegal’ by the authority itself. An adjustment of the road median achieved between the JDA and illegal occupants had left these people to hold legal land deeds on the losing side of the road.The issue is of properties lying along nearly 150 feet stretch of the bypass near Triveni Nagar crossing. The JDA enforcement team has demolished several of these and has spared few of those under court shelter. The JDA officials stand by their exercise.“The road median was decided in a hearing in the case at the honourable high court, these people were not present there but every time an objection comes the route cannot be altered,” says SP JDA enforcement Rahul Jain.However, a couple of properties at the stretch remain standing, challenge the claim of JDA, terming it “jugglery of the median”. The residents claim that they have been granted legal land deeds and had possession of the land long before JDA decided to alter the road.“The HC judgment that JDA is quoting refers to illegal occupants and JDA. We are holding legal land deeds were not part of it. We were not aware of the agreement that has been reached between the JDA and illegal occupants,” claims Ashok Saini, the advocate of one such affected resident.The JDA land deals in possession of these residents clearly show that there existed a 160 feet road ahead of their properties and few of them had also got them converted to commercial land deals. Their possession was legal till survey held in 2014, but later the venal behavior by few JDA officers who had allowed unabated illegal construction at the bypass all these days also led to alteration of road median. These families are also forced to live in difficulties conditions, electricity and water connection to their properties have been cut down without any apparent fault on their side. Meanwhile…The Gopalpura bypass remains a busy site all day with sounds of machines crushing the debris remains of structures razed. Those passing by involuntarily get drawn to the ruins on either side and amid them a handful of glittering buildings stand tall right at triveni crossing. As if grinning on the ill-fated neighbours.

World Bank to infuse Rs 700 cr for agri-facelift in Rajasthan

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>It needed a combination of chief minister Vasundhara Raje, agriculture minister Prabhu Lal Saini and agriculture department’s principal Secy Neel Kamal Darbari to formalise a World Bank funded project, which is set to change lives of 1.55 lakh small and marginal farmers of the state. The bank has committed an interest-free loan of around Rs 700 crore to change the face of agriculture in the state.The project – Rajasthan Agricultural Competitiveness Project (RACP) – is likely to be launched early next year in 20 selected areas involving over 10,000 hectares across agro-ecological zones of 10 districts of the state. It will increase agricultural productivity through the sustainable and efficient use of water resources which is the core of RACP. RACP is mandated to increase agriculture productivity and farmers’ incomes through efficient water management, crop management, improved technology, farmer organisation and market innovations.The project has been hanging fire since 2012 when World Bank had sanctioned that loan. The state government didn’t accord priority to this project and it moved at a snail’s pace in the last 5 years. Just then state agriculture minister Prabhu Lal Saini, also known as towering minister due to his height, took keen interest and the project picked momentum in May this year. The finance department, under the stringent directives of the World Bank, has started the process of appointing the consultants for the project. The project will be financed by a credit from the International Development Association (IDA) – the World Bank’s concessionary lending arm – which provides interest-free loans with 25 years to maturity and a grace period of five years.The RACP, for the first time, is attempting to integrate all these elements across three water sources – canal water, groundwater and rain-fed agriculture – through a holistic approach. It will be promoting more water-efficient agriculture expecting to help farmers move from low value, often water-guzzling crops to high-value farming. The state has less than two percent of its own water resources. Erratic rainfall and recurring droughts have exacerbated the situation. Over the last 100 years, on an average, every district in the state has experienced drought in some form or the other for 50 percent of the time. Over 60 percent of the state’s population depends on low productivity agriculture for their livelihood.“The primary focus of the project is to reduce the agriculture water footprint by supporting measures that improve harvest, capture, collection, delivery and distribution of water for crops and livestock dependent on either irrigated, ground water or rain-fed water sources; improve water use efficiency in farms; increase moisture and fertility in soil; and promote market-oriented production,” said a World Bank official based in Delhi.As part of this approach, the project will not only enable farmers to engage in profitable market-oriented production that is sustainable but also promotes partnerships and market linkages with other value chain crops and Agri businesses. “While challenges in making the semi-arid desert bloom are many, yet it can diversify into higher value, less water consuming horticulture, floriculture, spice and medicinal plant production; it has a range of tested on-farm water management technologies; and experience in managing public-private partnerships in agriculture,” said the official.

Mother, daughter poisoned to death in Kaushambi

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A mother and her daughter were poisoned to death allegedly by her daughter-in-law in the Usraina village of the district, the police said today. The woman’s another 14-year-old daughter Neetu, who also consumed the drink, was taken ill, a police official said. According to Saini police station in-charge Yogendra Pratap Singh, Neetu told police that last night she along with her 55-year-old mother Bishun Devi and her 20-year-old sister consumed ‘sherbat’ served to them by her sister-in-law Nagina. After which, they fall ill and were rushed to a hospital, he said, adding that an FIR has been lodged against Nagina on the basis of Neetu’s statement. The bodies have been sent for post mortem, Singh said, added that Neetu’s brother, who works elsewhere, has been informed.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Emotions of ‘tanga daur’ ban may foment political war

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The traditional tanga daur (tonga race) of Nagaur had kicked up a storm between the people of Nagaur and the Rajasthan government. The high court had banned the traditional horse cart race in 2014 after a PIL was filed, calling the event an act of cruelty on the animals. The court had also objected to the races being held on the highways passing through Nagaur.Four races are held on the highways in Nagaur during Bhadva, a month of festival according to the Hindu calendar. A large police force used to be deployed along the highway as thousands of spectators thronged the venue. However, the order didn’t go well with some of the local organisations, which pleaded the ban be lifted. With the state going into polls next year, the clamour of protest has grown much stronger. A group of local politicians have joined the protest too. Independent MLA from Khimsar, one of the areas through with the race cuts through, is leading the protest, even to the extent of taking out a rally. “This is a part of our culture. Both Hindus and Muslims have fairs during which these races are held,” Khimsar said. The government is under pressure because the protestors announced a sit-in at the collectorate office in Nagaur on August 24. The first race is scheduled for 31 August. A state-level meeting was held on Monday. “The race is a part of the tradition. Going by these parameters, even tilling of land with oxen is cruelty” said animal husbandry minister Prabhulal Saini.“We have decided to seek an alternate route that stays away from the highways. We’ll try to ensure that every horse that takes part in the event is medically examined,” added Saini. “We cannot take any decision against the court ruling. We may file a review petition or move SC and draft a policy covering all similar events,” added Saini. 90-year-old Shamshuddin, who owns a horse, said: “I’ve been seeing the races since childhood. My family had been keeping horses that participate in races for a long time. We feed them well and care for them. The ban must go.”

I was molested, not raped, says Meerut schoolgirl

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A seven-year-old girl, whose parents had alleged that she was sexually assaulted by her schoolmate, has claimed that she was molested but not raped in the school washroom, police said today. “The medical report and statement of the victim confirm that she was not raped. The girl told the court that she felt a sharp needle-like object,” SSP Manzil Saini said, adding the accused will be identified soon, he added. SP Maan Singh Chauhan said, “In a statement given to the court, the girl denied any incident of rape. She said that a schoolmate touched her inappropriately and she complained about it to her English teacher.” A case has also been filed against nearly 200 protesters who blocked the roads, when the incident took place, Singh said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

3 of family killed in road accident

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A car today hit a stationary truck in Saini area here, killing three members of a family, the police said. The family was on its way to Noida from Varanasi when the driver lost control over the car and it hit the stationary truck near Kesaria village, they said. While Abhishek Srivastava (36), his wife Nina (32) and brother-in-law Shailesh (25) died on the spot, his sister-in- law Neha (22) was seriously injured in the incident, the police said. The bodies have been sent for postmortem, they added.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Dynasty Raj: BJP at par with Congress

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Dynastic politics is not new to the country. If the Congress is seen as the biggest example of hereditary rule, ironically the BJP, which calls itself party with a difference, is also not lagging behind.Sons of 14 ministers of CM Raje’s cabinet are active in politics.The patriarch of the state BJP late Bhairon Singh Shekhawat promoted his son-in-law Narpat Singh Razvi, who is now an MLA having served as a minister in the previous government of Raje. Former Union minister Jaswant Singh’s son Manvendra Singh is MLA from Sheo in Barmer district.Tribal development minister Nand Lal Meena’s son Hemant Meena, is the district general secretary in Pratapgarh and is also a member of the Zila Parishad.Rural development and panchayat raj minister Rajendra Singh Rathore’s son Parakram Singh is active both politically and socially in Churu district.Health minister Kalicharan Saraf’s son Ashish is active in Malviya Nagar constituency of his father.Agriculture minister Prabhu Lal Saini’s son Manish Saini is politically active in Tonk-Sawaimadhopur and Bundi.Forest and sports minister Gajendra Singh Khimsar is active in both Nagaur and Jodhpur’s politics and he is the in-charge of the party’s youth wing in Jodhpur division. Water resources minister Dr Ram Pratap’s son Amit looks after the political and social affairs of his father in Hanumangarh district. Minister Hem Singh Bhadana’s son Surendra Bhadana, is active in student’s politics.Akshyay Chaturvedi, the son of Social Justice minister Arun Chaturvedi, helps his father in the affairs of the Civil Lines constituency. Labour Minister Jaswant Singh’s son Mohit Yadav, is learning the ropes of the politics in Alwar district.Among the ministers of state- revenue minister Amra Ram’s son,Arun is fully active in the politics of Barmer and helps his father in maintaining his public contacts in Pachpadra constituency. Tourism minister Krishnendra Kaur Deepa’s son Dushyant Singh helps her mother in her political work. Education minister Vasudev Devnani’s son Mahesh ,who has ABVP background is known for his active involvement in the BJP’s politics in Ajmer district.Devasthan minister Raj Kumar Reenwa’s sons – Vikas and Reenwa – are in business in both Jaipur and in Ratangarh but still find time to be active in Ratangarh constituency.Samandeep Singh,the son of mines and forest minister Surendrapal Singh T T, is active in Ganganagar’s politics as an office-bearer of the district unit of the BJP. Parliamentary secretary Ladu Ram Bishnoi’s son KK Bishnoi, is active in the politics of the Jodhpur district particularly in the Bishnoi community. Even the deputy Speaker of the Vidhan Sabha Rao Rajendra Singh’s son Devayush Singh,who is active in the Pradesh BJP looks after his father’s political interest in Shahpura constituency.It is no secret that the ministers in the BJP govt Nand Lal Meena and Amra Ram are both grooming their sons as also Ladu Ram Bishnoi to take over the reign and contest the next Vidhan Sabha election.

BJP, Cong same on issues like Article 370: Kurukshetra MP

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>BJP MP from Kurukshetra Raj Kumar Saini today said there is no difference between the BJP and the Congress when it comes to issues like Article 370 that grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir. The MP told reporters that, “When it comes to issues like population control and Article 370, the BJP and the Congress both are same.” The parliamentarian also hinted of launching a new party in a rally here on November 26. Saini said had he been on a senior position in the government “he would have sent to jail Congress leaders and those who were allegedly raising anti-national slogans in the JNU in 2016”. When asked about the performance of the BJP government in Haryana, the MP said he will give zero marks to Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar for law-and-order situation but will give full marks for development and honesty. Targeting the former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, he alleged the Congress leader had sown the seed of Jat reservation in 2005 which helped him to form a government. He misled the community to stay in power, the MP alleged.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

NSUI chief’s win seen as ‘victory’ of Pilot over Gehlot

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The victory of Abhimanyu Poonia over Abhishek Choudhary for the post of the state NSUI President is being seen as assertion of Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee President Sachin Pilot’s presence in the state politics.It was an open secret that Poonia was projected as Pilot’s candidate while Choudhary was backed by the two stalwarts of state – former chief minister Ashok Gehlot and C P Joshi.As the campaigning for the NSUI elections began though conspicuous by their absence, the supporters of three leaders were the forefront to garner votes for candidates backed by respective leaders.Although considered separate power centres in the state, Gehlot and Joshi, on this occasion, came together to fight the ‘common foe’.According to sources, Gehlot’s officer on special duty Dr Devaram Saini and his supporters like Dharmendra Rathore and Virendra Poonia were seen relentlessly working to ensure the victory of Choudhary. Joshi’s staunch supporters former union minister Lalchand Kataria and Youth Congress state president Ashok Chandna also joined the forces.It is said Chandna even made all the district functionaries of Youth Congress as district in-charge and assigned them the task of ensuring Choudhary’s success in the polls.On the other hand, Pilot too had his supporters who openly campaigned for Poonia.Many Congress MLAs, former NSUI state president Dheeraj Gurjar and Congress state secretary Indraraj Gurjar rigorously canvassed for Poonia.Sources also said Choudhary was projected as the candidate of Gehlot and Joshi by their followers in various organisations of the party. Poonia, on the other hand was seen as Pilot’s candidate….AND THE WINNING TRAILAbhimanyu Poonia won the election for the post of NSUI state president. Ashok Saini won the post of General Secretary. Meanwhile, Abhishek Choudhary, Randeep Choudhary, Ajay Kaswa, Hussain Sultania and Vijay Meena were declared as state vice presidents. Sonu Choudhary won the state vice president post through women quota. Umesh Dudi received that highest 1,232 votes for the national delegates.

Imran Masood not allowed to meet Chandrashekhar in UP prison

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Congress leader Imran Masood was today stopped from meeting Bheem Army founder Chandrashekhar Azad, who is lodged in the district prison here. The jail authorities cited an administrative order as the reason for their refusal to let Masood meet Azad. “Only the relatives of Chandrashekhar can meet him,” said Additional SP Prabal Pratap Singh. The vice-president of state Congress was accompanied by his son, MLA Naresh Saini, during his visit to the district jail. Masood protested the move, and called it “violation of fundamental right”. Masood had earlier voiced his support for Azad who was nabbed from Dalhousie area of Himachal Pradesh last week. Thirty-year-old Azad, the main accused in the Saharanpur caste violence, had been on the run for nearly a month and carrying a reward of Rs 12,000 on his head.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

4 booked for raping minor girl, sharing obscene video

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Four youths have been booked by the police in Sikar district for circulating an obscene video of a teenage girl after allegedly abducting and raping her. The accused, all residents of Dantaramgarh, have been booked following the complaint of victim’s father who has alleged that his daughter was kidnapped seven months back. The man, in his complaint has alleged that his daughter was raped by the accused who also circulated an obscene video on social media, SHO Dantaramgarh Surendra Kumar Saini said. The SHO added that the victim is a student of class X. Police have lodged a case under IPC sections 511 (Punishment for attempting to commit offences punishable with imprisonment for life or other imprisonment), 376 (Punishment for rape), 363 (Punishment for kidnapping), 366(A) (Procuration of minor girl), sections of POCSO Act and IT Act. Further investigation in the case is on, they said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Show rules on tackling stray dogs & monkeys:HC to authorities

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Show the rule book on dealing with the problem posed by monkeys and dogs entering residential and office areas of the city, the Delhi High Court has told city authorities. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Anu Malhotra also asked them about the rules followed by western countries on this issue. “What is the rule in western countries. What practice they adopt in case people feed stray dogs?,” the bench said adding that it also wanted to know what practice authorities adopt here in dealing with stray dogs and monkeys. “There are monkeys all over Delhi, troubling people. What practice and rules you follow regarding them. Monkeys are not sterilised. Are they? They need to be kept properly. “I remember cows were removed from Delhi roads after an order of this court,” Justice Mittal said. The court was hearing an appeal filed by a resident of Malviya Nagar seeking directions to the Delhi government and the municipal corporations to shift stray dogs from the parking area of his society to some other place. While the hearing was going on, several other lawyers also shared the experience of their encounters with stray canines and one of them told the bench that he was bitten by a dog in the high court premises. The lawyer said that despite informing the registrar general of the high court about the incident, there has been no change in the scenario inside the court complex. The bench asked the Delhi government and three municipal corporations here to place before it, if any, the rules by which people are being stopped from feeding stray dogs. The bench also questioned the civic bodies as to why they leave dogs at the same place after sterilisation. To this, the counsel for the authorities said that as per the rule book, the provision is to sterilise stray canines and leave them to the place from where they were picked up. The court, however, asked the authorities to place the rule book before it by July 12. Petitioner Om Prakash Saini, a resident of Khirki Extension, has come to the court challenging the order of a single judge who refused to entertain his prayer for shifting of stray dogs. Saini submitted that many locals fed stray dogs, due to which the animals entered the common parking area, terrace and stairs of the building where he resided. He said stray dogs keep roaming around, creating “terror and biting people” on many occasions. The petitioner said that the building and common area was filled with dog excreta and children were unable to study because of the noise of their barking. One person from the area was hospitalised for a week at AIIMS in November 2015 after being bitten by a dog, the plea added. He said the single judge had not entertained the petition as a Supreme Court judgement was being inferred by the corporations in a manner that they cannot shift or eliminate stray animals as they are bound by the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Congress leaders should be ‘beaten up with shoes’: BJP MP

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>In a shocking remark, BJP MP Raj Kumar Saini today said Congress leaders should be “beaten up with shoes” for “not bringing development” in Haryana. “The Congress has formed government in Haryana on multiple occasions. It has turned people into beggars. And now, when the BJP is in power in the state, Congress leaders are alleging that people are being wronged. Such leaders should be beaten up with shoes,” he said. Speaking at Singhana village here after celebrating B R Ambedkar’s 126th birth anniversary, Saini also held ex-chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda responsible for “vitiating the atmosphere of brotherhood” in the state. On the issue of reservation, the BJP MP from Kurukshetra said he favoured fixing quota on the basis of size of communities.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Raj police arrest 5 more persons in paper leak case

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Special Operations Group (SOG) of Rajasthan Police today arrested five more persons for their alleged involvement in a question paper leak racket. Nandlal Saini, an employee of Rajasthan University confidential department, Shankar Chopra, lecturer of Kaladera College, Chandra Prakash Sindhi, a Bandikui-based coaching centre owner, and Akhil Rawat and Ajay Kumar Saini were arrested, SOG ADG Umesh Mishra said. With this, 13 persons have been arrested in the case so far, police said. Out of the arrested persons, 11 were produced before a local court, which sent them to 5-day police custody. The SOG had yesterday arrested eight persons, including two serving and one retired professor of the Rajasthan University, in the case. Investigation had showed that the suspects were involved in leaking M Com (final) paper of Bikaner University, Geography paper-1 and 2 of BA Part-3 and ABST paper of MA course of Rajasthan University in past two months, the police officials said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

DRI arrests man for smuggling US-made cigarettes, protein

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A man allegedly involved in smuggling of the US-made cigarettes and protein supplements and absconding for past one year has been arrested by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI). Rajesh Saini was called for an interrogation yesterday by the DRI officials, and was arrested after the interrogation in Jaipur, a DRI official said. He had been absconding since the seizure of the goods from the Customs Depot at the Thar Dry Port in Jodhpur in April 2016. Saini’s company, General Trading, had imported the consignment under the guise of glassware from Dubai through the Pipavav Port in Gujrat but the DRI, acting on a tip off, seized the goods in Jodhpur before it was cleared by the Customs, the official said. Today, Saini was produced before a court in Jodhpur, which sent him to jail till April 27. According to the official, he had formed General Trading for the smuggling purpose and imported the goods for the first time.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Watch | UP: BJP MLA Vikram Saini promises to break limbs of people disrespecting, killing cows

Sun, 26 Mar 2017-09:14am , Muzaffarnagar , ANI
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>In what could spark a fresh controversy, Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) MLA Vikram Saini has said that he would break limbs of those disrespecting and killing cows.”I had promised that I would break the hand and legs of the people who disrespect and kill cows,” Saini said at a gathering.The statement was made by the MLA from Khatauli constituency while speaking at an event on Saturday. This is not the first time when the MLA triggered stir for his controversial remark. He has been accused of making inflammatory speech during the Muzaffarnagar riot and was also sent behind the bars for it.The remark came at a time when Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed to put a complete ban on cow smuggling.

Efforts being made to double farmers’ income by 2022: Saini

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Rajasthan Agriculture Minister Prabhulal Saini today said that efforts would be made to double farmers’ income by 2022. He also announced that 900 veterinary doctors and 4,000 livestock assistants would be appointed in the state soon. “To double the income of farmers by 2022, we need to increase production and productivity both,” Saini said. The minister was replying to the debate on agriculture and animal husbandry issues in the state assembly. Following the debate, the House passed demand for grants of over Rs 2,748.13 crore for agriculture and over Rs 866.32 crore for animal husbandry and medicine with voice vote. Saini said that a scheme for international training of farmers will be launched and 50,000 farmers will be distributed quinoa seeds mini kits at free of cost. The minister said 35.52 lakh Soil Health cards have been distributed among farmers in the state and the rest of farmers will also be given the same. He said that state is making efforts to encourage organic farming in the state and currently organic farming is being done on 65,000 hectares of land. The minister also announced a series of schemes for farmers, including the one for their training.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Jat body rejects proposed 4-member panel, to intensify stir

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Jat organisation spearheading the stir in Haryana for quota in government jobs and educational institutions for them, today decided against talking to the government for setting up a panel to resolve their grievances. The All-India Jat Aarakshan Sangarsh Samiti (AIJASS) decided against participating in formation of the proposed four-member panel saying the panel is to have no powers to redress their grievances. The Jat body took the decision following a meeting chaired by its president Yashpal Malik at Jassia village in Rohtak today. “The four-member committee is to have no powers to take any decision. Under such circumstances the Jats reject the formation of the committee and will not go for any dialogue with the government,” he said vowing to intensify the stir. Following talks with Jat leaders on February 20, a five-member panel of Haryana Chief Secretary D S Dhesi had decided to constitute a four-member committee to resolve various issues, including withdrawal of criminal cases, lodged against Jats during the stir last year. The proposed panel was to have two members each from Jats and the government, but Malik decided to back out of the talks for its formation saying the government is discriminating against them and is not in favour of giving justice to them. “In future we will not hold any talks with such a committee either which has no powers with it,” he said. “Talks with government are now only possible if the state government accepts our demands and do justice to Jats,” he said. “The BJP government in Haryana is conspiring to save some persons of its party, including its MP Raj Kumar Saini for instigating people of the state against Jats,” he alleged. Seeking immediate action against police officers – DSP Anil Yadav, DSP Amit Bhatia, and Inspector Manoj Verma – for ordering acting against “peaceful protesters” at the Government College, Nekiram at Rohtak during the stir last year, Jats sought immediate arrest of some BJP leaders and workers including Saini, Sanjeev Rana, Rajeev Rana, Ravinder Dhiman, Raju Kaushik and Shailender Rajput. He said the state government has failed to take any action against many of the BJP leaders and workers for indulging in the violence during last year. “Under a well-planned conspiracy, BJP leaders and many party workers had attacked Jats during the last year violence, but no action has been taken against them,” he said. He also demanded a CBI probe into the conspiracy of BJP leaders and workers who were responsible for instigating Jats. He said the government is merely making false promises of withdrawing cases against them. He also urged the Centre to ask the Khattar government to do justice with the Jat community. MORE(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

"Jain was a staunch BJP supporter for the last 15 years.

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>He was advocating the policies of BJP and criticising the Congress vision. As he has joined the same Congress against whom he used to protest, it has become difficult for us to decide for whom to vote,” Prakash Saini, a resident of the constituency, said. Another resident Sukhpal said, “I am a supporter of Congress. I had voted for Batra last assembly election as he was a Congress nominee. I am impressed with Batra’s works during the last five years but he has joined BJP now. I have not yet decided for whom to caste vote as the situation is very complex.” Batra, however, claimed that there was “no competition” for him as his tenure was “successful” with lots of development works during the last five years. “This is one sided election in Roorkee. There is no competition against me. My tenure was successful but (I) fell victim to some politics. There were some works which started that could not be completed. People have understood our vision of development and smart city,” he said. Jain, however, alleged that “Batra did nothing” and those works which he had started before 2012 are “still pending” like those of flyovers and sewerages. Jain said his agenda for the state would be to set up youth hostel, easing of traffic jams by building flyovers, and provision of domestic gas pipelines, among others. Whatever may be their claims, about 96,500 voters of Roorkee assembly will decide the fate of both the leaders on February 15, the day Uttarakhand goes to polls.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Domestic discord rose over junked notes saved by wives: NGO

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Failure of men to exchange and return little sums saved by their wives in demonetised bills has caused a spurt in domestic discord, says a study conducted by an NGO. “Women who had saved bills of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 denominations, which were scrapped on November 8 last year, handed those currency notes to their husbands to get them exchanged during the post note ban period. “But in many of the cases, the men did not return the exchanged money to their wives, leading to quarrels between them,” said Sarika Sinha, president of Gauravi, a one-stop crisis centre (for helping women in distress), jointly run by NGO ActionAid and Madhya Pradesh Public Health and Family Welfare department. “Gauravi centre has registered 200 cases of domestic violence, primarily fights between husband and wives from November last year to January end this year in Bhopal, which comes to around 67 such cases monthly. Earlier, an average of about 50 cases per month of domestic violence were reported from the state capital,” Gauravi’s co-ordinator Shivani Saini said. The women, in their complaints put up before the Bhopal District Family Dispute Counselling Centre, said they had fights with their husbands after they failed to buy necessary household items like LPG cylinders and milk for want of the currency notes post demonetisation. On the other hand, the husbands claimed that the money which their wives saved had been stolen from their pockets, Saini said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Judgement reinforces faith in judiciary: Dayanidhi Maran

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Former Union Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran today said the CBI court discharging him, his brother and media baron Kalanithi Maran and his wife Kaveri Kalanidhi in the Aircel-Maxis cases of the agency and ED has reinforced their faith in the judiciary. “The case filed on me (by CBI) was on no grounds. Though this case was politically motivated, I resigned my (Minister) post and stated that I will prove my innocence. I have never abused my powers. The judgement reinforces our faith on judiciary”, he said. “I faced all the troubles over the last six years that were done to me under the name of investigation. Discharging us from the case is a result of being honest. Truth has won,” he said in a statement. A court in Delhi earlier in the day discharged Dayanidhi, Kalanithi and others in the Aircel-Maxis deal cases of CBI and ED saying the charges were based on “misreading of official files”, speculation and surmises of the complainant. Special CBI judge O P Saini said no prima facie case warranting framing of charges against any of these accused was made out on the basis of materials placed on record.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Court adjourns hearing in 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots case

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A local court today adjourned its hearing against union minister Sanjiv Balyan and BJP MLAs Sangit Som and Suresh Rana as they failed to appear before it in connection with the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots. Additional chief judicial magistrate Jitender Kumar allowed the plea of exemption from presence of Balyan, Som, Rana, BJP MP Bhartendu Singh, VHP leader Sadhvi Prachi, and BJP leader Umesh Malik and adjourned the case till February 27. The accused allegedly participated in Nagla Mador Mahapanchayat meeting and incited violence through their speeches in August, 2013. The communal clashes in Muzaffarnagar and adjoining areas in 2013 had claimed 60 lives and displaced over 40,000 people. In another riots case, CJM Garima Choudhry adjourned the hearing against BJP leader Vikram Saini and others and fixed the next hearing for February 14 in connection with a car burning case here. While Balyan is a union minister, Som is contesting polls from Sardhana assembly constituency, Rana from Thana Bhawan, Saini from Khatoli and Malik from Budhana.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Punjab Elections 2017: Dope in Punjab – Curse of ‘ Chitta’, quacks galore

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>In the grip of the deadly chitta, or heroin, addicts drop dead, in village after village in Punjab. And then there are those addicts and their families who are desperately searching for a solution to be weaned off the killer drug.There are all of 132 licensed de-addiction centres in the state, including 60 run by the state government. They are also under the High Court’s scrutiny for human rights’ violation reports that emerged after eight private centres were inspected in October 2016. And then there are quacks who offer bogus solutions like sedation, stomach-wash and gold bhasm (ash) to detoxify the addict. In a state that has an estimated 2.3 lakh drug users, everyone is vying for their piece of pie.Open any Punjabi newspaper and the classifieds section carry advertisements proffering one solution or the other. When DNA called up Dr Manjeet Saini, who had put out one such ad, his manager HS Uppal took the call. Dr Saini claims to be an MD in neuropsychiatry. DNA called on behalf of a fictitious 21-year-old boy desperate to de-addict him of heroin. “Admit him here with us and he will never have a relapse again. He will have to stay here for five days. We will conduct tests for blood, brain, ECGs, X-Rays. Then we will make him unconscious for four hours and offer him a stomach wash that will drain all chitta out of his system,” says Uppal. He promptly adds that the five-day hospitalization ‘package’ will cost Rs 55,000. And that if it was unaffordable, then Dr Saini would provide medication for 21 days under the Rs 15,000 package without admitting the patient.Dr JP Bhatia, a psychiatrist who runs a licensed treatment centre in Amritsar, is flabbergasted. He says, “Heroin is in (the) blood, not in stomach. What use is a stomach wash? And never in treatment is a patient rendered unconscious.”On cross verifying from the state health department data, DNA found that Dr Saini’s clinic does not figure among licensed de-addiction centres. The same is the case of Dr Puri, an Ayurveda doctor who claims to cure de-addiction with herbs and gold ash. He charges Rs 4,500 for a month’s ‘medicine.’Medicines that are doled out freely for a package of Rs 15,000 may themselves be highly addictive, warns Dr Bhatia. He has been seeing patients hooked to Buprenorphine, an opioid that needs to be given under strict supervision. “I have had patients who become so addicted to it that they consume 20 pills of Buprenorphine a day. Needless to say, even prescription drugs are easily available, thanks to such quacks.”26-year-old Paramveer Singh is an addict who avoided falling for such quacks and got admitted last week to a government-run de-addiction centre at Jagraon in Ludhiana district. It is a 10-bed medical treatment centre but there is no long term rehab facility.He wants to flush chitta out of his system within five days so that he may be able to get a visa to Kuwait. But experts are unsure. Doctors say drug rehab may go on for three months or six months or even for perhaps over a year. The risk of relapse always looms large.He has studied Computer Engineering in Moga where he got hooked to drugs in 2014. “There are no jobs here. My diploma is of no use. I barely earned Rs 8,000 here, in Kuwait I will get at least Rs 30,000 to Rs 40,000,” he rues.While there is poor crackdown on quacks and de-addiction centres that violate rules, those doctors who are doing a decent job at saving lives are not encouraged by the state. Dr JP Bhatia has been running a centre since 1991, when the drug problem wasn’t as serious as it is now, in Amritsar. A look at his license suggests that he has been given permission to run a 10-bed treatment facility by the government. “I have the facility to admit 25 patients, but where do more patients that pour in go? Do I refuse them treatment?” he says. Vini Mahajan, Health Secretary of Punjab refused to comment. He has a rehab centre sprawling over many acres on the outskirts of Amritsar, where the rich and the poor addicts alike recover over many months. 21-year-old Ayush Singh is one such former addict who vouches by the rehab programme. “I have not carried a mobile phone with me since two years. This rehab centre has become my family,” he says.The government license, however, says that he does not have the permissions to run a rehab centre. Dr Bhatia is surprised. “Licensing involves so many legal tangles. I have a team of qualified psychologists and psychiatrists, up to fifty in all. We can provide pro-bono services in villages, but the government has turned a blind eye to my proposal,” he says. “Meanwhile quacks flourish.” For those who cannot afford treatment, Dr Bhatia charges nothing. Rich and poor alike co-habitate in the rehab centre and are offered same services. Meanwhile, a maid who is sweeping rehab centre premises cribs. She has found some chitta from the dust bin of a recovering addict’s room. “How much ever we try, how are we going to stop the curse of chitta?” she says as she discards the drug away beyond the reach of the inmates.No matter how successful any centre is, such perils exist everywhere. From homes in Punjab to a rehab centre as such, chitta is a curse which has affected all.

Assembly Elections 2017: Complete list of BJP candidates for Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Uttarkhand

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Central Election Committee of the Bharatiya Janata Party in a meeting attended by Narendra Modi, Rajnath Singh and Arun Jaitley. Here’s the complete list of BJP workers: UTTAR PRADESH LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY Sl.
AC No.
AC Name
Phase
Final Candidate
1.
1
Behat
2
Mahaveer Rana
2.
2
Nakur
2
Dharam Singh Saini
3.
3
Saharanpur Nagar
2
Rajiv Gumber
4.
4
Saharanpur
2
Manoj Chaudhary
5.
5
Deoband
2
Brijesh Singh
6.
6
Rampur Maniharan SC
2
Devendra Nim
7.
7
Gangoh
2
Pradeep Choudhari
8.
9
Thana Bhawan
1
Suresh Rana
9.
10
Shamli
1
Tejender Nirwal
10.
11
Budhana
1
Umesh Malik
11.
12
Charthawal
1
Vijay Kashyap
12.
13
Purqazi SC
1
Pramod Untval
13.
14
Muzaffarnagar
1
Kapil Dev Agrawal
14.
15
Khatauli
1
Vikram Saini
15.
16
Meerapur
1
Avatar SIngh Badhana
16.
17
Najibabad
2
Rajiv Kumar Agarwal
17.
18
Nagina SC
2
Omwati Devi
18.
20
Dhampur
2
Ashok Rana
19.
21
Nehtaur SC
2
Om Kumar
20.
22
Bijnor
2
Suchi Mausham Chaudhary
21.
23
Chandpur
2
Kamlesh Saini
22.
24
Noorpur
2
Lokender Singh Chauhan
23.
25
Kanth
2
Rajesh Kumar Chunnu
24.
26
Thakurdwara
2
Rajpal Singh Chauhan
25.
27
Moradabad Rural
2
Hari Oam Sharma
26.
28
Moradabad Nagar
2
Ritesh Gupta
27.
29
Kundarki
2
Ram Veer Singh
28.
30
Bilari
2
Suresh Saini
29.
31
Chandausi SC
2
Gulab Devi
30.
32
Asmoli
2
Narender SIngh
31.
33
Sambhal
2
Dr Arvind Gupta
32.
34
Suar
2
Laxmi Saini
33.
35
Chamraua
2
Mohan Lodhi
34.
36
Bilaspur
2
Baldev Olakh
35.
37
Rampur
2
Shiv Bahadur Saxena
36.
38
Milak SC
2
Raj Bala
37.
39
Dhanaura SC
2
Rajeev Tarara
38.
40
Naugawan Sadat
2
Chetan Chauhan
39.
41
Amroha
2
Dr K S Saini
40.
42
Hasanpur
2
Chander Pal Khadakvanshi
41.
43
Siwalkhas
1
Jitender Satvai
42.
44
Sardhana
1
Sangeet Som
43.
45
Hastinapur SC
1
Dinesh Khatik
44.
46
Kithore
1
Satyaveer Tyagi
45.
48
Meerut
1
Laxmikant Bajpai
46.
49
Meerut South
1
Somender Tomar
47.
50
Chhaprauli
1
Satyender Tagana
48.
51
Baraut
1
K P Malik
49.
52
Baghpat
1
Yogesh Dhama
50.
53
Loni
1
Nand Kishor Khatana
51.
54
Muradnagar
1
Ajit Pal Tyagi
52.
56
Ghaziabad
1
Atul Garg
53.
57
Modinagar
1
Dr Manju Shivach
54.
58
Dholana
1
Ramesh Tomar
55.
59
Hapur SC
1
Vijaypal Aadhati
56.
60
Garhmukteswar
1
Kamal Malik
57.
62
Dadri
1
Tejpal Nagar
58.
63
Jewar
1
Dhirender Singh
59.
64
Sikandrabad
1
Vimla Solanki
60.
65
Bulandsahar
1
Virender Singh Sirohi
61.
66
Syana
1
Devendra Singh Lodhi
62.
67
Anupsahar
1
Sanjay Sharma
63.
69
Shikarpur
1
Anil Sharma
64.
70
Khurja SC
1
Vijender Khatik
65.
71
Khair SC
1
Anup Valmiki
66.
72
Baroli
1
Dalveer Singh
67.
73
Atrauli
1
Sandeep Singh
68.
74
Chhara
1
Ravindra Pal
69.
75
Koil
1
Anil Parashar
70.
76
Aligarh
1
Sanjeev Raja
71.
77
Iglas SC
1
Rejveer Diler
72.
78
Hathras SC
1
Hari Shanker Mahor
73.
79
Sadabad
1
Priti Chaudhary
74.
80
Sikandra Rao
1
Virender Rana
75.
81
Chhata
1
Laxmi Narayan Chaudhary
76.
82
Mant
1
Sanjay Kumar Sharma (S K Sharma)
77.
83
Goverdhan
1
Karinda Singh
78.
84
Mathura
1
Shrikant Sharma
79.
85
Baldev
1
Puran Prakash
80.
86
Etmadpur
1
Ram Pratap Chauhan
81.
87
Agra Cantt SC
1
Dr G S Dharmesh
82.
88
Agra South
1
Yogendra Upadhyay
83.
89
Agra North
1
Jagan Prasad Garg
84.
90
Agra rural SC
1
Hemlatta Diwakar
85.
91
Fatehpur Sikri
1
Udaybhan Singh Chaudhary
86.
92
Kheragarh
1
Mahesh Goyal
87.
93
Fatehabad
1
Jitender Verma
88.
94
Bah
1
Rani Pakshalika SIngh
89.
95
Tundla SC
1
S P Baghel
90.
96
Jasrana
1
Ram Gopal Pappu
91.
97
Firozabad
1
Manish Asiza
92.
98
Shikohabad
1
Dr Mukesh Verma
93.
99
Sirsaganj
1
Jayveer Singh
94.
100
Kasganj
1
Devendra Singh Lodhi
95.
101
Amanpur
1
Devendra Pratap Singh
96.
102
Patiyali
1
Mamtesh Shakya
97.
103
Aliganj
1
Satyap Singh Rathod
98.
104
Etah
1
Vipin Verma (David)
99.
105
Marhara
1
Virender Verma
100.
106
Jalesar SC
1
Sanjeev Diwakar
101.
111
Gunnaur
2
Ajit Raju Yadav
102.
112
Bisauli SC
2
Kushagra Sagar
103.
115
Badaun
2
Mahesh Gupta
104.
116
Shekhpura
2
Dharmender Shakya
105.
118
Baheri
2
Chhattar Pal Gangwar
106.
119
Meerganj
2
Dr D C Verma
107.
120
Bhojipura
2
Bohoran Lal Maurya
108.
121
Nawabganj
2
Kesar Singh
109.
122
Faridpur SC
2
Shyam Bihari
110.
123
Bithari Chainpur
2
Rajesh Kumar Mishra
111.
124
Bareilly
2
Dr Arun Saxena
112.
125
Bareilly Cantt
2
Rajesh Agrawal
113.
126
Aonla
2
Dharam Pal Singh
114.
127
Pilibhit
2
Sanjay Gangwar
115.
128
Barkhera
2
Kishan Lal Rajput
116.
129
Puranpur SC
2
Baburam Paswan
117.
130
Bisalpur
2
Ram Sharan Verma
118.
131
Katra
2
Vir Vikram Singh
119.
132
Jalalabad
2
Manoj Kashyap
120.
133
Tilhar
2
Roshan Lal Verma
121.
134
Powayan SC
2
Chetram Pasi
122.
135
Shahjahanpur
2
Suresh Khanna
123.
136
Dadraul
2
Manvender Singh
124.
137
Palia
2
Romi Sahni
125.
138
Nighasan
2
Ram Kumar Verma
126.
139
Gola Gokarannath
2
Arvind Giri
127.
140
Sri Nagar SC
2
Manju Tyagi
128.
141
Dhaurahara
2
Bala Prasad Awasthi
129.
142
Lakhimpur
2
Yogesh Verma
130.
143
Kasta SC
2
Saurabh Singh Sonu
131.
144
Mohammadi
2
Lokendra Pratap Singh
132.
165
Unnao
3
Pankaj Gupta
133.
212
Govindnagar
3
Satyadev Pachoori
134.
214
Aryanagar
3
Salil Vishnoi
135.
216
Kanpur Cantt.
3
Raghunandan Bhadauriya
136.
217
Maharajpur
3
Satish Mahana
137.
223
Jhansi Nagar
4
Ravi Sharma
138.
240
Fatehpur
4
Vikram Singh
139.
243
Khaga SC
4
Smt. Krishna Paswan
140.
271
Rudauli
3
Ram Chandra Yadav
141.
288
Kaiserganj
5
Mukut bihari Verma
142.
297
Katra Bazar
5
Bavan Singh
143.
304
Bansi
5
Jay Prakash Singh
144.
322
Gorakhpur Urban
6
Radha Mohan Das Agrawal
145.
325
Khajani SC
6
Sant Prasad
146.
332
Fazilnagar
6
Ganga Singh Kushwah
147.
337
Deoria
6
Janemejay Singh
148.
360
Phephana
6
Upendra Tiwari
149.
368
Mungra Badshahpur
7
Smt. Seema Dwivedi
UTTARAKHAND LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY Sl.
AC No
AC Name
Name of Candidate
1.
1
Purola (SC)
Shri Malchand, MLA
2.
2
Yamunotri
Shri Kedar Singh Rawat, Ex-MLA
3.
3
Gangotri
Shri Gopal Singh Rawat, Ex-MLA
4.
4
Badrinath
Shri Mahendra Bhatt, Ex-MLA
5.
5
Tharali (SC)
Shri Maganlal Shah
6.
6
Karnprayag
Shri Surendra Singh Negi
7.
7
Kedarnath
Smt. Shaila Rani Rawat, MLA
8.
8
Rudraprayag
Shri Bharat Chaudhary
9.
9
Ghanshali (SC)
Shri Shakti Lal Shah
10.
10
Deoprayag
Shri Vinod Kandhari
11.
11
Narendranagar
Shri Subhodh Unial, MLA
12.
12
Pratapnagar
Shri Vijay Singh Panwar, Ex-MLA
13.
13
Tehri
Shri Dhan Singh Negi
14.
14
Dhanolti
Shri Narayan Singh Rana, Ex-MLC
15.
17
Sahaspur
Shri Sahadev Pundir, MLA
16.
19
Raipur
Shri Umesh Sharma “Kau”, MLA
17.
20
Rajpur Road (SC)
Shri Khajandas, Ex-MLA
18.
21
Dehradun Cantt.
Shri Harbansh Kapoor, MLA
19.
22
Mussoorie
Shri Ganesh Joshi, MLA
20.
23
Doiwala
Shri Trivendra Singh Rawat, Ex-MLA
21.
24
Rishikesh
Shri Premchandra Aggarwal, MLA
22.
25
Hardwar
Shri Madan Kaushik, MLA
23.
26
B.H.E.L. Ranipur
Shri Adesh Chauhan, MLA
24.
27
Jwalapur (SC)
Shri Suresh Rathore
25.
28
Bhagwanpur (SC)
Shri Subodh Rakesh
26.
29
Jhabrera (SC)
Shri Deshraj Karnwal
27.
30
Pirankaliyar
Shri Jaibhagwan Saini
28.
31
Roorkee
Shri Pradeep Batra, MLA
29.
32
Khanpur
Shri Kunwar Pranab Singh Champion, MLA
30.
33
Manglore
Shri Rishipal Baliyan
31.
34
Laksar
Shri Sanjay Gupta, MLA
32.
35
Hardwar Rural
Swami Yatiswaranand, MLA
33.
36
Yamkeshwar
Smt. Ritu Khandoori Bhushan
34.
37
Pauri (SC)
Shri Mukesh Koli
35.
38
Srinagar
Dr. Dhan Singh Rawat
36.
39
Chaubattakhal
Shri Satpal Maharaj, Ex-MP
37.
40
Lansdowne
Shri Dilip Singh Rawat, MLA
38.
41
Kotdwar
Shri Harak Singh Rawat, MLA
39.
42
Dharchula
Shri Virendra Singh Pal
40.
43
Didihat
Shri Bishan Singh Chufal, MLA
41.
44
Pithoragarh
Shri Prakash Pant, Ex-MLA
42.
45
Gangolihat (SC)
Smt. Meena Gangola
43.
46
Kapkote
Shri Balwant Singh Bhoriyal, Ex-MLA
44.
47
Bageshwar (SC)
Shri Chandan Ram Dass, MLA
45.
48
Dwarahat
Shri Mahesh Negi
46.
49
Salt
Shri Surendra Singh Jeena, MLA
47.
50
Ranikhet
Shri Ajay Bhatt, MLA
48.
51
Someshwar (SC)
Smt. Rekha Arya, MLA
49.
52
Almora
Shri Raghunath Singh Chauhan, Ex-MLA
50.
53
Jageshwar
Shri Subhash Pandey
51.
54
Lohaghat
Shri Puran Fartiyal, MLA
52.
55
Champawat
Shri Kailash Gehtori
53.
56
Lalkuwa
Shri Naveen Dumaka
54.
58
Nainital (SC)
Shri Sanjeev Arya
55.
60
Kaladhungi
Shri Bansidhar Bhagat, MLA
56.
62
Jaspur
Dr. Shailendra Mohan Singhal, MLA
57.
63
Kashipur
Shri Harbhajan Singh Cheema, MLA
58.
64
Bajpur (SC)
Shri Yashpal Arya
59.
65
Gadarpur
Shri Arvind Pandey, MLA
60.
66
Rudrapur
Shri Rajkumar Thukral, MLA
61.
67
Kichha
Shri Rajesh Shukla, MLA
62.
68
Sitarganj
Shri Saurabh Bahuguna
63.
69
Nanak Matta (ST)
Dr. Prem Singh Rana, MLA
64.
70
Khatima
Shri Pushkar Singh Dhaami, MLA
2nd List of PUNJAB Legislative Assembly 1.
15
Amritsar North
Shri Anil Joshi, MLA
2.
29
Phagwara (SC)
Shri Somprakash, MLA
3.
34
Jalandhar West (SC)
Shri Mohindra Bhagat
4.
35
Jalandhar Central
Shri Manoranjan Kalia, MLA
5.
49
Anandpur Sahib
Shri Parmindra Sharma
6.
80
Fazilka
Shri Surjeet Jyani, MLA

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