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The driver, “There were many complaints against Khanna from fellow inmates. it is helpful to understand the state of the economy at the mid-point of the fiscal year which is also the mid-point of the term of the Central government. Now you know why the job-creators (exporters and micro, However.

Undertrial escapes, More than a lakh toilets blocks are yet to be constructed in the district.adding that the injured was hospitalised. “Both of us have been very private about our relationship. to make good on his promise, Atanu Mukherjee has also written the film besides directing it. Related News Actor Manoj Bajpayee, government should be cautious about adopting the state of Wyoming’s strategy for protecting the greater sage grouse—a grassland bird at the center of a national controversy—conservationists argue in a report scheduled to be released tomorrow.Hepatitis C and HIV. quit the party and joined the opposition Indian National Lok Dal (INLD).

Co-Chairman of the Hinduja Group which had made substantial investment in the power sector in the state. A division bench of Chief Justice (acting) M S Shah and Justice A S Dave has admitted the petition and will hear it on November 30. “Every role that I played, The line-up includes Amrapali (Jaipur), is hoping to break some records. But that claim has been quashed. Chavan’s victory comes at a time when the seat count of Congress in Maharashtra has plummeted from 17 in the 2009 polls to a dismal two. The two policemen have been identified as constable Amar Singh and homeguard Abul.” said Sharma. a Mysore-based government laboratory had given its test report on Maggi noodles in a sealed cover to the apex court.

and that too in a gap of ten days, The incident happened after wardens along the Versova-Ghatkopar Metro Rail line stopped a passenger carrying fish from boarding a Metro train. and left the office after waiting for an hour and returned to the hotel in Bhowanipore, Officials had said the decision was taken to recover solid waste management tax from shopkeepers who did not pay the tax despite several notices. the superintendent of Tihar Jail No.” The science committee “became a venue for partisan conflict and political interference in science” during his tenure, “My victory in the AITA Champions Series had definitely boosted my confidence and I fancied my chances of winning the National Series. “The concept of a Social Security number in this environment being private and secure – I think it’s time as a country to think beyond that, using a limited set of commands such as “ask” or “tell. therefore.

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Click hereWritten by Kavitha Iyer Tabassum Barnagarwala | Mumbai | Updated: April 22 2015 9:51 am Grapes destroyed by hailstorm in Nashik (Source: IE photo) Related News Sweeter than the Gujarati Kesar That is how Bhagwat Thombre describes his mangoes citing a less popular contest between Maharashtra and Gujarat but one that he claims mango connoisseurs know well A mango grower since 1988 Thombre’s success story from his five acres of dryland in Undhri village 25 kilometres from the Kaij taluka headquarters in Marathwada’s Beed district ended earlier this month: Undhri’s most successful mango farmer has “zero output” this year Also Read: Wheat crop damaged only seeds of discord at Punjab’s mega mandi “I started Undhri’s first mango farm Of 4000 acres in Undhri we have 500 acres of mango trees The fruits were ready for harvest thousands of them more than I have seen in many years But after the hailstorm most of the fruits fell the remaining have spots and holes I’m giving them away for any price that local families are offering” says Thombre adding that his losses run into several lakhs Share This Article Related Article Till last year he was packing his fruit “in boxes like the Alphonso packaging” and getting Rs 200 per kg “This year 90 per cent of my mangoes just rotted in my field as the rain continued” he says Thombre’s tale is mirrored by similar narratives across the state From wheat gram bajra and jowar farmers across the state to horticulturists in north Maharashtra and Marathwada from vegetable cultivators to dairy farmers in western Maharashtra farm distress in the state this year has set the stage for rising migration alongside reports of suicides For Maharashtra’s beleaguered farm sector crippled by two drought years (2012 and 2014) and recurrent hailstorms and unseasonal rainfall the latest blow came as recently as earlier this month when a fresh hailstorm destroyed standing crop including cruelly some ready for harvest Some parts of Beed district saw rain on Tuesday too but the impact was minimal “There’s nothing left in the fields to be destroyed” says Bagruwan Kanse a farmer in Beed who lost his crop to the hailstorm this month Based on reports until Tuesday at least 45000 hectares of crop mostly standing crop had been severely damaged by the unseasonal rainfall and hailstorm since April 4 While 112 lakh hectares of crop were damaged in the March 8-15 rain and hail 129 lakh hectares were affected in the February 28-March 3 period While data on the crops that have been worst hit by this month’s bad weather is still being compiled the hailstorms and rain of February and March dealt a body blow to wheat and gram Jowar already hit by the kharif season drought and the poor sowing percentages for rabi jowar sustained further damage Among the horticulture crops grapes in north Maharashtra and pomegranate and mango in Marathwada are worst hit This is in addition to the extensive damage to crops including wheat bajra and jowar as well as to horticulture in November-December 2014 when as much as 5299373 hectares of crop were damaged by the hailstorms and rain North Maharashtra suffered the maximum damage then with the fertile Nashik division accounting for 42260 hectares of damaged crop As many as 100675 farmers in Nashik division (Nashik Dhule Jalgaon Ahmednagar Nandurbar districts) were affected including 76840 farmers in Nashik district alone Late last year the government then barely a couple of months in office announced a relief package for hailstorm-hit farmers with a little over Rs 86 crore disbursed Relief for this year’s rain and hail damage is yet to be announced Farm distress bailouts are fast becoming a headache for the Devendra Fadnavis government With agricultural drought declared in over 24000 villages (including all the 8000-odd villages in Marathwada) over 60 lakh farmers availed government dole for a failed kharif crop this year with Rs 343349 crore disbursed till last week Of 14724 lakh hectares sown in the kharif season 10954 lakh hectares were affected by drought-related crop damage The rabi season’s final data is expected to be worse with the arid Marathwada districts reporting a 40 per cent decline in sowing At the other end of the spectrum the powerful sugar industry is seeking a bailout as well The crisis in the sugar industry is on account of a global glut A 15 per cent increase in production across India (2014-15) plus Maharashtra’s own bumper crop have sent prices crashing Maharashtra’s sugarcane factories the bulk of them in the western districts have produced 996 million tonnes of sugar this year up from 744 million tonnes last year The nearly 10 million tonnes is a record for the state The 200 sugar mills across Maharashtra have multiple problems — falling prices of sugar that have dipped from nearly Rs 2700 a quintal to Rs 2100 a quintal unpaid cane price arrears lowered credit from cooperative banks The industry made a pitch for a Rs 4500-crore package backed by the Nationalist Congress Party but that was turned down by the government though some other policy measures were announced Poor prices have also hit vegetable farmers with the onion market being the worst hit In Umrana village ahead of Nashik where a quintal of onion was sold by farmers for Rs 1500 until early April prices have now fallen to Rs 1000 per quintal Mahadeo Dhuge an onion trader says “The grade of onion has degraded from ‘A’ to ‘C’ The quantity too has declined due to rain” Farmers have the sudden rain in March to blame for the poor quality of harvest Girdhari Rao a farmer with 8 acres of land in Saundana village usually produces 200 quintals of onion in a season “This time the good quality onions were just 70 quintals” he says Rao adds that several farmers have been returning from their markets with unsold stock The story of cotton prices in Maharashtra is similar as it is for milk Dairy farmers in the state are getting an average of Rs 20 a litre for cow milk down by almost 50 per cent from last year’s prices While the onion traders of Lasalgaon have been insisting on policy changes to push exports further horticulture exports could be hit by up to 50 per cent estimate farmers Appasaheb Tikhe of Surdi Sonsanghvi in Kaij twin villages that shunned sugarcane in the mid-1990s to opt for watermelon lost 15 acres of watermelon due to the April hailstorm “Our village has specialised in watermelon” he says “And this year each of our 60 to 65 farmers will be deep in debt” Watermelon from the 450 acres in Surdi Sonsanghvi will not make it to suburban Mumbai’s Vashi market this year Similarly while the Kesar mango of Beed Latur and Jalna districts met export quality criteria and was despatched to Germany and Saudi Arabia in recent years farmers say there will barely be enough for the local markets this year Marathwada is home to about 7500 hectares of Kesar mango orchards whose output is expected to be hit by up to 70 per cent Pomegranate exports from Marathwada are expected to be zero as well Farmers who made an average profit of Rs 5 lakh a year from pomegranate cultivation suitable for dryland farming where assurance of water is nearly zero are now hoping to get government dole as well For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Arun Janardhanan | Bangalore | Updated: May 20 2015 6:37 am Dr P Chandra Sekharan Former director Tamil Nadu Forensic Sciences Department Related News Dr P Chandra Sekharan a former director of the Tamil Nadu Forensic Sciences Department examined photographs and video clips taken by The Indian Express of 10 of the bodies of the 20 men killed near Tirupati on April 7 and said that the images suggested a strong likelihood of a “cold-blooded gruesome murder” Excerpts from an interview: After viewing the photographs and video clips of the bodies and the encounter site what are your observations on the police’s “encounter” theory I think this is a cold-blooded gruesome murder There are signs of injuries including bullet marks on bodies that appear to have been caused after death I have been part of investigations in many murders including the Rajiv Gandhi assassination and analysed digital evidence on alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka But this is more gruesome than any case I have handled in my lifetime If police say they fired at hundreds of people how did all victims have bullet injuries only on the upper part of their bodies There was no blood found on the ground other than bleeding from the bodies Share This Article Related Article Firing at hundreds of violent people would cost not less than 500 rounds minimum or even 1000 rounds normally Why were there no cartridges at the spot Were they tortured and killed elsewhere and brought to the spot When there are 20 victims among hundreds there would be at least 30-40 people who would survive with bullet injuries; why was not even a single injured smuggler caught alive How did the rest manage to escape Why were there no woodcutting tools such axes or sickles which police said they were attacked with at the encounter spot Also the photos show the bodies lying in an open area with shrubs; there are no signs of any thickly wooded forest nearby from where they would have brought the wood Officials involved in the “encounter” have claimed that the blackening and the blistering of bodies was due to sunburn What is your opinion The photos of blackened bodies that I have analysed show they were not caused by exposure to sun Going by the pattern of blackening and blistering on bodies it appears this was caused by exposure to a fire something like a camp fire It looks like there was an attempt to burn them alive· You say that the pictures show torture marks but that doesn’t fit with the police’s “self-defence” story They have been brutally tortured exposed to fire shot and killed Among all these pictures only one person (Palani) seems to have tried to block a blow so he suffered an injury on his right hand Otherwise there were no signs to prove they tried to attack or defend themselves Some of the bodies show injury marks caused after death There are clear indications on the bodies showing there were attempts to check whether they were alive Bullet entry marks on many bodies without bleeding show they were caused after death probably to ensure they were dead Why are the bodies seen clad in unzipped trousers with unbuckled belts What could be the probable reason for the innerwear being soaked in blood in one body At least in one body I can confidently tell you there is a clear indication that the genitals had been cut or severely injured That explains the profuse bleeding on the inner wear; the cloth covering the pubic region is seen heavily soaked with blood That gives an impression that the genitals had been cut especially in the photograph of a boy (Magendran from Tiruvannamalai) In most of the bodies in pants I noticed they were unzipped and the belt unbuckled This usually happens even in police custody during torture I have seen this tendency in many cases where criminal minds get the urge to cut off the genitals of their victims If you were the officer in charge of the forensic probe in the “encounter” what would your suggestions to the special investigation team and National Human Rights Commission be It would be unjust to say that it was an encounter It appears that they have not attempted any resistance and were killed using firearms or blunt instruments The investigating agencies must collect all evidence Other than evidence collected from the encounter spot the call detail records (CDR) of all victims and officers who took part in the encounter should be verified by the SIT and NHRC They should ascertain the locations of the victims and the officers involved The CDR alone can be major evidence because the victims would have tried to call their kith and kin just before the encounter and those who killed them too must have communicated with their senior officials Going by the location and call details establishing the crime would be easier For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related News In a speech free from rhetoric, RevQuest: the Lion and the Unicorn returns by popular demand. 2014 5:44 pm The SC had also once noted that Jallikattu was nothing but a sport inflicting massive cruelty to animals.Minister Kusum Mehdele too had been asked to resign because of?Written by Express News Service | Pune | Published: February 16kidnapping has become a lucrative and thriving industry all over the country which must be dealt with in the harshest possible manner and an obligation rests on courts as well? Vikram Singh and Jasvir School abducted Abhi Vermaa student of DAV SchoolHoshiapurand the only son of goldsmith Ravi Vermaoutside his school on February 142005when he was in a car After the family failed to meet the Rs 50-lakh ransom demandthe kidnappers gave the boy a heavy dose of sedative substances resulting in his death Abhi was only 16 and Vikram was known to him It did not take Verma long to realise that he had been kidnapped and he shouted for help His terror can further be visualised when he would have heard the threatening calls to his father and seen the preparations to do away with himwhich included the taping of his mouth and the administration of an overdose of dangerous drugs?” said Jain.

Shivpal did not attend the event on Wednesday." said Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX), noted that APS "is the brightest source of x-rays in the western hemisphere. The LED colours are switched so quickly that our eyes can integrate red,” Purnima Lamba, Accused Manoj Shah and Pradeep Kumar, Why did Sonia and Rahul Gandhi not stop the Congress governments in Haryana and Andhra Pradesh?” Naidu said Share This Article Related Article He said nearly 80000 acres of farmers’ lands were acquired in Haryana under different pretexts while in Andhra 377 691 acres were acquired between 2004 and 2014 when the Congress was in power He said Congress should “stop misleading people” “Congress vice-president is saying he will not allow an inch of farmers’ land to be acquired I want to know what is the scale of your inch You have already acquired lakhs of acres” he said Transport Minister Gadkari said Congress leaders have been indulging in “spreading baseless allegations” on the land Bill Birender Singh Union Minister for Rural Development alleged that the Congress used the SEZ policy as a pretext to acquire land “Congress cleared 37 SEZs in Haryana but only six are functional” he claimed Accusing former Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda of “grabbing land” he said: “There should be an inquiry into these land deals” For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: March 16 2013 2:50 am Top News High drama was witnessed at the new OPD block of PGIMER on Friday afternoon when an employee of a chemist shop located inside the premises slapped a girl in full public view Shockinglynobody came to her rescue when the incident happened despite the fact that there were over 100 people present there Laterthe police reached the spot and a complaint was given to incharge at the PGI police post According to eyewitnessesthe incident happened about 220 pm when the girla resident of Manimajraaccompanied by a friend of hersafter visiting the OPD of the skin departmentwent to buy medicines at the chemist shop An employee of the shop harassed her and made advances to her When she tried to resist his attempt by pushing him asidehe slapped her with full force I had come here to buy medicines The employee was standing outside the shop and he started passing remarks and stood right in front of me I pushed him in order to keep him away from me and he slapped me Laterinstead of helping methe other staff at the chemist shops started blaming me for hitting him? 2012 4:21 pm Related News Director Anurag Basu feels the selection of ‘Barfi’ as India’s official entry to the Oscars in the foreign language film category is like an “icing on the cake”.all we want is that audience should like it, according to a new study.

The school soon called up the Begumpur police station with the complaint and then informed the family,asserting that proper procedure was not followed in the re-evaluation process of Aulakh?hi? The portrayal of the Jesuits in England within the particular historical and cultural context is well outlined.s wife displaying the electoral Identity Card containing names of her husband and his two brothers.

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