Archive for: November 2016

Delhi Excise Deptt Arrested 400 For Drinking In Public

[New Delhi] Delhi Excise Deptt Arrested 400 For Drinking In Public
As many as 400 persons have so far been arrested by the excise department of Delhi government in the ongoing drive against public drinking in the national capital.
29 persons were arrested for consuming liquor in public places on Monday,
13 were caught yesterday for violating the laid down rules.
While launching the drive against open drinking on November 7, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had said the intention of the government was not to put people in jails but to reform them and curb so this menace which is taking a toll on the families and safety of women can be ensured.
The action is being taken against the violators under section 40 of the Delhi Excise Act and they are handed over to Delhi Police in different Police Stations for further action as per law.
As per the rules, anyone caught drinking publicly has to to pay a fine of Rs 5,000 and anyone creating nuisance in public is fined Rs 10,000 and faces imprisonment of up to six months.

Airlines Challenges Development Charges @Rs 8500 In HC :UDAN

[New Delhi]Airlines Challenges Development Charges @Rs 8500 In HC
The proposal to levy Rs 7500 to Rs 8500 per flight operated by Indian airlines to create a fund to develop regional airports under its UDAN scheme was today challenged in Delhi High Court which sought to know the government’s stand on the matter.
A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal issued notice to Ministry of Civil Aviation, Airports Authority of India (AAI) and Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and sought their replies by December 21 regarding the challenge to the levy, which comes into effect from tomorrow.
The order came on the petition by Federation of Indian Airlines (FIA) which has said that while the scheme allows it to pass on the levy to the passengers, it cannot do so as it is not a fee for which the carriers are rendering any service to the flyers.
The FIA, which represents scheduled carriers like Indigo, GoAir, Spicejet and Jet Airways, has sought quashing of the October 21 notification inserting the rule for imposing the levy as well as the November 9 order declaring rates of levy and the categories of the scheduled flights on which they would be imposed.
FIA, represented by senior advocate Arvind P Datar, said the levy would put an “immense financial burden”, estimated between Rs 388 crore to Rs 532 crore or more per annum, and sought orders prohibiting the AAI from collecting the levy.
It said that if the financial burden was passed on to the flyers, it would lead to an increase in tariff which would run counter to objectives of the National Civil Aviation Policy and the Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik (UDAN) scheme under it to bring airfares down to affordable rates.
UDAN, as per the Centre, seeks to connect small cities by air as well as make flying more affordable for the people

Trump Picks Indian Dr Seema For Top Admin Post

[Washington]Trump Picks Indian Dr Seema For Top Administration Post
US President-elect Donald Trump today nominated an Indian-American woman to a top administration position, making her in charge of a federal agency within the US Department of Health and Human Services.
The announcement came along with Trump’s nomination of Congressman Tom Price as his Health and Human Services Secretary.
A leading expert in the country on Medicare and Medicaid, Dr Seema Verma would serve as Administrator of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Verma currently is the President, CEO and founder of SVC, Inc, a national health policy consulting company.
Based in Indianapolis, Verma has supported Indiana through development of the historic programme since its inception in 2007, from development of the enabling legislation, negotiating the financing plan with the state’s hospital association, developing the federal waiver, supporting federal negotiations and leading the implementation of the programme, including the operational design.
For more than 20 years, she has worked extensively on a variety of policy and strategic projects involving Medicaid, insurance, and public health, working with Governors’ offices, state medicaid agencies, state health departments, state departments of insurance, as well as the federal government, private companies and foundations.

Asha Ram Sihag(IAS) Given Addl Charge Of NACWC

[New Delhi]Asha Ram Sihag(IAS) Given Addl Charge Of NACWC
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the assignment of additional charge of the post of Chairman, National Authority Chemical Weapons Convention to Asha Ram Sihag, IAS (HP:1983), Secretary, Coordination & Public Grievance with immediate effect, until further orders.

BJP May Say “Sorry” For Tickets To Turncoats

[Lucknow,UP] BJP May Says “Sorry” For Tickets To Turncoats
Uttar Pradesh State BJP chief Keshav Prasad Maurya today said none has been promised party tickets.
“All those who have joined BJP from parties like BSP and Samajwadi Party have not been promised party tickets for the coming poll…they have come expressing faith in the party’s policies and working of Prime Minister Narendra Modi,”
“Names of winnable candidates will be taken into consideration but it is wrong to think that all those joining BJP will get tickets,” Maurya has Upgraded target to 403 seats in the assembly

Google Dedicates Doodle To ‘Little’Louisa Who Sailed In Storms

[New Delhi]Google Today’s Dedicates Doodle To Louisa Who Learned To Sail In Storms
Louisa May Alcott Was An American Novelists & Poet Best Known as Author Of The Novel Little Women
And Sequels “Little Men”and Jo’s Boys
November 29th 1832 Born Louisa Died On March 6th 1888 In Massachusetts
Her Famous Quotes Are
[1]I Am Not Afraid Of Storms ,for I.m Learning How To Sail My Ship
[2]Love is Great Beautifier
[3]Housekeeping Ain’t No Jokes

Parking Charges Through E Payment at 75 Airports

[New Delhi] Parking Charges Through E Payment at Airports
Airports Authority of India (AAI) will start digital payment system for paying parking charges at the aerodromes this month.
The national airports operator, which is not charging parking fee at aerodromes till November 28 midnight in the wake of demonetisation of high-value currencies, will begin the digital payment mechanism from November 29.
Car parking charges will be accepted through “e-payment transactions using debit/credit cards, Paytm, freecharge and other digital payment methods”.
Free of cost car parking services provided by AAI will end on the mid-night of November 28.
There are 75 operational airports, including six run under joint ventures.
People have been facing cash crunch after the government withdrew Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes earlier this month as part of a crackdown against black money

Leftists Bandh Begins In Their Own West Bengal

[Kolkata]LF-sponsored bandh begins in West Bengal
TMC Keeps On Right ordering all its employees to attend offices today and tomorrow.
Over 3,000 police personnel have been deployed in the metropolis to tackle any untoward incident,
The state-wide 12-hour strike called by the Left Parties to protest the demonetisation of Rs 1000 and Rs 500 notes began in West Bengal today, with normal life visibly unaffected in the first few hours.
Government buses and other private vehicles were seen plying on the road.
State Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had said.”We oppose bandhs. We will take out a protest march (against demonetisation) on Monday,”
The TMC said it was against putting people to more hardship when they are “already facing a lot of problems owing to the scarcity of cash”.
The state government has ordered all its employees to attend offices today and tomorrow.
Exceptions would be made only in case of bereavement, maternity leave, hospitalisation and other ‘genuine reasons’, a circular issued by the state finance department said.

Pb Announces Rs 25 Lakh Reward,Suspends DG Jails:Nabha Jail Break

[Patiala,Punjab]Pb Announces Rs 25 Lakh Reward,Suspends DG Jails:Nabha Jail Break
Punjab State Is In Election Mode
Punjab govt announces reward of Rs 25 lakh to any person providing information leading to arrest of escaped prisoners.
In a sensational jailbreak, a group of armed men in police uniform today attacked the high-security Nabha Jail and fled with five prisoners, including Khalistan Liberation Front chief Harminder Mintoo, an accused in 10 cases.
Heads started to roll soon after the incident with the Punjab Government suspending DG (Jails) and dismissing two other senior prison officials even as the opposition Congress said the incident exposed the “complete breakdown of law and order” in the state and triggered fears of revival of terrorism ahead of assembly elections.
The Centre has sought a report from the state government over the jailbreak incident.
A high alert has been sounded in Punjab and Haryana after the incident with security around railway stations, airports, inter-state bus terminuses and other places of key importance stepped up.
Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal has summoned an emergent meeting of senior officials including State Chief Secretary Sarvesh Kaushal following the incident.
Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal said, “DG Jails has been suspended and Jail superintendent and Deputy Jail Superintendent have been dismissed”.

Terrorist(KLF) Mintoo Breaks Nabha Jail:Blow To Punjab Law&Order

[Patiala,Punjab]Terrorist(KLF) Mintoo Breaks Highly Secured Nabha Jail:Blow To Punjab Law&Order
Terrorist Mintoo was arrested in 2014. Dy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal Is Holding Portfolio Of Home Ministry Also
So It Is Direct Blow To Ruling “SAD” Image
A group of armed men in police uniform on Sunday attacked the Nabha Jail and fled with five prisoners including
Khalistan Liberation Front chief Harminder Mintoo
As per Police
a group of youths dressed in police uniform stormed the jail and opened indiscriminate fire at the high-security jail
Five prisoners including a hardcore terrorist escaped,
Those who escaped include
gangster Vicky Gondar,
Gurpreet Sekhon,
Nita Deol,
Vikramjeet, and
terrorist Mintoo,
Terrorist Mintoo Was Arrested by Punjab Police from Delhi’s IGI Airport in 2014. He was arrested in connection with 10 cases including the 2008 attack on Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and recovery of explosives at Halwara Air Force station in 2010.