Elections in the sub continent are always colorful. In Pakistan of 2013 it is more so with the people full of life if not joy at the never before prospect of voting in an election not distorted by the ISI and the Army. And a civilian government which has run a full term of 5 years, never before has this happened.
Even if the Army is not directly interfering this time its presence will be felt in every booth. Gen Kayani has offered ‘protection’ by the army of every booth.
Baddies this time are the Taliban and other fanatic organisations who have openly declared that they will adopt any means to ensure that the elections are not held. Repeated bomb blasts at election meetings , murders and kidnapping of candidates indicate that they have the capacity to create a great deal of fear among the candidates and the public.
The latest is the abduction of Haider Ali Gilani, son of former PM Yousuf Raza Gilani in his home constituency in the outskirts of Multan. The abduction was not a an amateur or ham handed affair, clearly planned and organised by professional terrorists.
Nawaz Sharif is expected to reap the maximum number of seats, however PML -S will not have a clear majority. Najam Sethi the caretaker in Punjab has moved out a great many beauracrats who would have helped Sharif to influence the voting pattern.
PPP is on the back foot this time. With many allegations of corruption and mis-governance. Death threats forced Bilawal to opt out. Candidates are afraid to campaign freely.
IMRAN KHAN while he may have won the world cup in cricket for Pakistan has no real experience of Pakistani politics. How far his image of a honest person boosted by his recent hospitalization due to an injury received while campaigning will bring in votes is yet to be seen.
This guy should have been in India. No policeman would have dared touch him.
Even if the allegations are true he would have been shielded by the prime minister, all his cabinet collegues, and his party men.
Deputy speaker of Britain’s lower house of parliament and Conservative gay lawmaker Nigel Evans has been arrested by police for allegedly raping and sexually assaulting two men in their twenties.
Detectives visited his home in Pendleton, Lancashire, yesterday following allegations by two men who were in their 20s at the time of the alleged attacks, which are said to have taken place at the property in July 2009 and March 2013. British Prime Minister
David Cameron, the Prime Minister of UK is understood to have been informed about the arrest of the 55-year-old MP for Ribble Valley, one of the few Tory strongholds in the north – See more at:
The attraction of Englind, Kanaida and Amreeka is extremely strong in the land of five rivers. ‘Disappearances’ of visitors , students and sportsmen from Punjab are a regular feature. There is nothing much to be worried about. Understand that ‘arrangements’ are made in advance and disappearees land up at safe places located by their relatives who have migrated by the dozens earlier.
Their numbers pale into insignificance when compared to illegal migrants from Mexico and Eastern Europe, China and far eastern countries.
They are generally hard-working, law-abiding and good citizens of the countries they migrate into.
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2. Indian Hajis ‘Missing’
Posted on December 25, 2011
Students on US trip ‘disappear’
I P Singh | TNN
Jalandhar: Seven students from three schools here ‘disappeared’ during a study tour to the US and didn’t return home along with the others in the group after the visit ended on April 23.
About 50 class 11 and 12 students had gone on an “education trip” from April 11 to April 23 organized by a Delhi-based company. Of the seven ‘missing’ children, three each are from State Public School, Nakodar, and State Public School, Shahkot, while one is from Emm Aar International School, Adampur.
Interestingly, their family members have not lodged any ‘missing’ report, leading the principals to allege that the students “may have stayed back in the US in connivance of their parents”.
“The US authorities have been informed but the students still have valid visas to be in the country,” said Narottam Singh, chairman of State Public School, Nakodar.
Auto driver rescues 12 kids
TIMES NEWS NETWORK
New Delhi: The prompt action of an auto driver helped save 12 children who were allegedly being trafficked. One of the accused was arrested after the auto driver, Tarun Kumar, handed him over to police. The children were reportedly between 8 and 10 years of age.
The incident was reported on Friday around 3pm, when Kumar and a fellow auto driver were transporting 12 children and four adults from Anand Vihar bus stop to Kanti Nagar. According to a press statement of Aam Aadmi Party, Kumar was transporting three adults and four children in his auto when he overheard a conversation between them that made him suspicious.
“He immediately called up police control room from the Kanti Nagar culvert and reported the matter. The culprits, realizing that he is reporting the matter to police, started beating him up and tried to flee with the children. However, Kumar did not lose heart and overpowered the kingpin — Ram Kumar and handed him over to police personnel at Krishna Nagar police station who had arrived at the scene after being alerted by police control room,” said an AAP spokesperson.
“He also contacted Aam Aadmi Party helpline. Our volunteers visited the police station to ensure that the case is taken to its logical conclusion. As per the police, a case has been registered, the accused arrested and children have been produced before the child welfare committee,” she added.
03 March 2013
Manmohan Singh is NOT A FAILURE says Congress.
19 April 2013
New Delhi: The joint parliamentary committee on telecom has given a clean chit to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and rubbished the CAG’s Rs 1.76 lakh crore loss calculation in the 2G scam. But it slammed the Vajpayee government for Rs 40,080 crore loss .
The JPC did not find any wrongdoing on the part of then finance minister P Chidambaram either.
Doctors back surgeon, fear giving advice
Swati Deshpande TNN
Mumbai: Leading surgeons in the city are upset over the recent Bombay high court judgment upholding the conviction against cancer surgeon Dr P BDesai for negligence.
The case was of a cancer patient Leela Singhi, wife of then IAS officer from Rajasthan, P C Singhi. She was admitted to Bombay Hospital in December 1987 as a patient of Dr Desai by his junior Dr A K Mukherjee. She, on Dr Desai’s advice, was set up for a surgical procedure to remove her uterus but when Dr Mukherjee found it was not possible on opening the abdomen, he closed it on Desai’s advice from an adjoining OT where he was operating on another patient. For three months Leela remained in the hospital suffering in pain. She died 14 months later in Rajasthan
Senior doctors say they now fear giving a second opinion to a patient of another doctor or when a patient is sent to them for referral. “There are two kinds of emotions that are running high,” said Dr Tehemton Udwadia, who is regarded as the father of laproscopic surgery in India and is associated with Hinduja and Breach Candy hospitals.
“One is agitation
ties said Dr Farookh Udwadia, one of the seniormost physicians in Mumbai. “I would be hesitant to give opinions now. Opinions can change depending on a patient’s condition which when the case is terminal can keep changing.”
Dr Tehmton said, “It was a unique and prehistoric practice of admitting patients only under the senior doctor’s name that has affected Dr Desai.” Dr D P Vyas, medical director of Bombay Hospital, backed the claim.
He had told the court about the hospital’s procedure of allowing an assistant attached to a senior doctor to have his own independent patient but to not give him or her rights to admit such patient under their names.” “It was to groom the junior doctors,” he said.
Dr Lalit Kapoor, founder member of Association of Medical Consultants and urologist, said, “Just because an opinion turns out wrong, can you hang me later? That too in this case the patient died over a year later. It must be explained that medicine is not an exact science. In India we criminalize medical negligence without a rigorous check.”
Singhi said he has been advised to file a caveat before the Supreme Court. He said his late wife came to him in his dreams “and was full of gratitude”.
Jews to ring in their new year today
TIMES NEWS NETWORK
Mumbai: The small but proud Jewish community of Mumbai will celebrate its new year Rosh Hashannah on Monday at a feast laden with sweet food items led by apple and honey.
Special prayers will be organized at all synagogues in the city, including Keneseth Eliyahoo at Kala Ghoda and Magen David in Byculla.
Israeli consul general Orna Sagiv says there are 5,000 Jews in India, of which more than half are in Mumbai, 40% in Thane and the rest scattered in Ahmedabad and Cochin. “The
celebrations began on Sunday afternoon and although the main festival falls on Monday, the Israeli consulate and embassy will remain closed until Wednesday owing to Ganesh Chaturthi,” she says.
Sagiv said the Jewish community lays out an elaborate feast comprising only sweet itemsto hold out promise for the new year. “Because ours is a small community, we consume pomegranate seeds and fish, items that symbolize abundance and fertility. Also there is the spirally round Challah bread whose shape conveys the cycle of life,” she says.
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Submitted on 2012/09/07 at 1:17 pm
yes Rajiv, This is very true,as the builders are not even showing the calculationof the
taxes to the flat byers.
i should have been that the builder pay the taxes to the govt per building
& then distribute it to per flat as per the area
of the flat & its costs.but they are not listening to the choas of the common
people ,as they are looking at making
money in this too.
Secoundly if the same is to be paid by the buyer then let the flat buyer payer it to the govt on the ready recknor
rate & show the receipt to the builder.
Submitted on 2012/09/07 at 12:58 pm
People in these offices come there to have coffee anjoy their time and
are so blooody lazy to even talk to the needy
wish government does something especially there is a lady incharge who according to me comes there to sit in the
cabin and eat biriyani all the time …..government could send her salary directly there if she is so heartless wish
I get the authority to kick her out from a senior position her droutine comes to office at 11 goes for coffe comes
back has her family visit in office ……. then why keep such useless workers can some one help me about how
to legally post a complaint about such senior educated fool who uses her authority to make poor people run around.
Submitted on 2012/09/05 at 3:37 pm
My mother in law Smt. Shakuntala, aged 64 yrs has not received her widow pension since from January 2012.
What to do? Whom to contact
thyagarajan , 87 yrs pensioner
Submitted on 2012/09/03 at 8:56 am
one of my friend aged 87 years have not been granted old age pension and even the card is pending issue
Submitted on 2012/08/26 at 6:44 pm
This does not looka transparent way to collect tax…
The government has declared tat 5 % VAT is payable. So the builder will collect from the customer the amount
equal to 5% (say Rs 5 laks for a flat vauled at 1 Cr). He will claim set-off for land, purchased etc and as published
in newpapers and the govt clarity this is unlikely to be 70% of value. As a result he pays 1.5 Lacs to govt.
What happens to 3.5 Lacs . The customer pays Rs 5 L but only 1.5 L goes to govt and the rest to builder.
How can the government levy a tax where the beneficiary is the builder.. I hope I am WRONG and would like
someone to clarify.
But it astonishing how customers are being burdened with retrospective taxes and to TOP it all the TAX collected
does not reach the govt treasury. The govt if it has to levy should ament it to a Flat 1% of the agreement value.
Atleast the system is transparent and all the money collected will reach the govt – and that a big solace.
Submitted on 2012/08/18 at 9:28 am
why blame govt, blame educated class who toppled nda in 2004, just because they were getting less intrest on there
fixed deposites , due to US sanctions agaainst India, The educated clas is responsible for stalling this govt,
These people want thrill in life against good things like they are watching movie,
Submitted on 2012/08/18 at 2:04 am
The Tamil nadu government has initiated to form 25 special courts all over tamil nadu in order to deal with land
But I heard only in two courts have been functional until now. If the land is in chennai, which court will deal the case?
I purchased a land in chennai, however some one else is not allowing us to take posession of the land in chennai.
I made a police complaint but I would like o know which special court will deal the matter in chennai.
What procedure I should follow to take possession ?
SHIVANAND R. SHARMA
Submitted on 2012/08/17 at 9:29 am
TELL ME IF SLUM FALLING IN PRIVATE FOREST CAN PAY NPV ? HOW? WHERE?
SHIVANAND R. SHARMA
Submitted on 2012/08/17 at 9:28 am
what about the slums in the private forest? can they pay NPV also? How?
Submitted on 2012/08/02 at 3:59 pm
Flat was purchased in june 1991.Prevailing stamp duty was paid and sale deed was registered.I have received notice
from mhada to pay rs 22000/- stamp duty under amnesty 2008 which i have not paid yet. Now my problem is my
original sale deed is with mhada ‘s office at bkc. i visited mhada’s office at least for 10 times.Their reply is my
original sale deed is not traceable..I am ready to pay rs. 22000/- stamp duty. But i want my sale deed.
Please guide me what to do?
Submitted on 2012/08/01 at 11:58 am | In reply to NARESH CHOWDHRY.
Thanks. Complete details are available in Delhi gov websitehttp://www.delhi.gov.in/wps/wcm/connect/doit_transport/Transport/Home/About+Us/Location+of+Zonal+Offices.
For residents of North Delhi residing in :
District Code Name of Zonal Off. Add. & Phone No. AreaOf Jurisdiction Registration Series
Submitted on 2012/07/27 at 8:59 am
THERE SHOULD BE LIST OF ADDRESSES OF R.T.O.’S IN DELHI.
Submitted on 2012/07/15 at 5:40 pm
You are the hero.
God bless you as you will always be in our heart.
Submitted on 2012/07/10 at 8:16 pm
Macademia nut oil. It is not so well known but It is delicious and is 80% monosaturated with no trans fats.
I have used it in a variety of recipes and it is a light and wonderful oil.
Submitted on 2012/07/08 at 2:22 pm
Barun Biswas amar rahe…. He will ever remain in the hearts of people…
B.G. Nageshwar Singh
Submitted on 2012/05/03 at 11:55 am | In reply to yamuna.
Please go to pension office and enquire about your pension with alphabet starts with your name and
the pass book you have taking pension please take the copy of the pass book for your kind verification
and enquire with the case worker. dont delay.
Submitted on 2012/04/21 at 8:10 pm | In reply to samantha.
That is really bad, do you have a lawyer looking into this?
Submitted on 2012/04/15 at 2:21 pm
still no action against land mafia M.P.BHATI. 995/38 dda flats kalkaji against encroachment of 1000. sq. mt alloted
for garbage bin. & govt. park
Shankerprasad S Bhatt
Submitted on 2012/03/31 at 9:51 am
Pranam to Shankeracharya
Submitted on 2012/03/12 at 11:03 pm