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Do read this Open Letter to Arvind Kejriwal by Prashant Bhushan:
Dear Arvind, In the National Council meeting held on the 28th of March, in your Convenor's address, instead of giving a review of the party's situation and the path ahead, you chose to launch an attack on me, Yogendra Ji and my father, making all sorts of false and inflamatory allegations against us. Your speech incited several Delhi MLAs- (who were invited despite not being members of the NC) to scream that we were “gaddars” who should be thrown out, and behave in the manner of hooligans. Such was the ferocity of the mob of these MLAs and others as they rushed towards my father, that he felt that he may not get out of this alive. You did not even allow us to respond to your allegations. Immediately after your speech, in the middle of shouting and screaming by MLAs and others, Manish read out a resolution for our removal (without any chair, and without anyone allowing him to do so). He then proceeded to call for …
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RBI Guv cautions banks against excessive lending to infra sector Apr 4,  9:27 AM
In view of the rising bad assets, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan today cautioned the banking sector against excessive lending to the infrastructure sector. Addressing the 80th anniversary celebrations of RBI, Mr. Rajan said that infrastructure loans should not override the overall financial stability, which is key to national security.

Rajan rather expressed the need for developing new sources of risk capital to finance the country’s infrastructure needs with moderate amount of debt. The non-performing assets - NPAs of banks stood at over Rs 3 lakh crore as on December 2014.
From: Media Cell AAP Fri, 3 Apr '15 6:36p

The Aam Aadmi Party has issued the following statement on the issue BJP MPs shamelessly defending the hazardous tobacco syndicate in the country.
In a development that has further exposed the actual agenda and ‘charitra’ of the ruling BJP dispensation at the center, yet another party MP has come out in open to defend the tobacco lobby in the country. BJP, which has always stood by vested interests and industrial lobbies, now with a majority won in Lok Sabha has shamelessly come out to defend tobacco products and its consumption, a major cause of cancer related deaths in the country.  
BJP MP from Assam, Ram Prasad Sarma has said today in an interview that whether or not smoking causes cancer is debatable. The statement by Sarmah comes soon after the parliamentary panel head and BJP MP Dilip Gandhi stated that there was no Indian study to confirm tobacco use leads to …
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10m10 minutes ago Kejriwal demonstration on LandAquistion- 1906Hectare Crops destroyed in Delhi- Why no visit/compensation?
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10, 35, 238 Crime against women calls recorded in last 2 years in Delhi 
Centre for Social Research filed an RTI to seek information on the calls received on women help lines. Here is what happened next.

2nd April 2015, New Delhi: Intended to analyse the situation of women in Delhi, Centre for Social Research filed an RTI to know the number of calls received on the following help lines to report crimes against women in India and specifically in Delhi.

- 100

- 1091

- 181
The data that has been received as a response to the RTI within a span of 37 days highlights gruesome statistics of the increasing rate of crimes against women in Delhi. The chart reflects a total of 10, 35, 238 crimes reported under 34 categories like dowry deaths, acid attacks, murder, sexual assault etc on 181. The response even registers the calls that were made by men in distress, dealing with human rights issues like labour, debit or dangerous attacks on them.


Though the RTI travelled across departments in the Minist…
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29th Federation Cup Basketball Championship for men and women currently in progress at Pune. RESULTS Mens (SEMIFINALS): IOB, Chennai (A Aravind 12, Amjyot Singh 9) bt Punjab Police (Ranbir S 10, Amanjot S 8) 65-29 (27-7, 17-7, 12-6, 9-9); ONGC Uttrakhand (Vishesh Briguvanshi 18, Amritpal Singh 17) bt Services (Mayur 18, Gopal 14) 86-63 (23-16, 20-13, 26-13, 17-20). Women (Super League): Southern Railway (Renjini Peter 16, Anitha P 11) bt Kerala (Jeena P S 13, Neenumol P S 8) 59-56 (19-13, 13-22, 12-11, 15-10); Chhattishgarh (Poonam Chaturvedi 51, Sharanjeet Kaur 16) bt Maharashtra (Kenny S 32, Sruthi Menon 23, Mugdha Amraotkar 10) 98-78 (29-25, 17-16, 25-16, 27-21). Thursday’s Schedule Women Super League: Kerala vs Delhi (1pm); Southern Railway vs Chhattisgarh (4pm) Men’s (Third Place): Indian Army vs Punjab Police (2.30pm) Men’s Final: IOB Chennai vs ONGC Uttrakhand (5.30ppm) 02APR2015Leave a comment by newdelhisamacharain UncategorizedEdit
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 People asked to move to safer places

With rain returning in Kashmir Valley again from late last night, authorities have issued warning and asked people falling in avalanche prone area to shift to safer places as a precautionary measure to avoid any mishap. According to an official spokesman the incessant rains and melting of snow coupled with rise in temperatures has increased the chances of landslides and erosion of land masses in all areas which are sloppy and hilly in nature adding the weather outlook for April 1 to 3 may further aggravate the situation.

Meanwhile, GoC, 15 Corps Lt. Gen. Subrata Saha met J&K Governor N.N. Vohra, at the Raj Bhavan and briefed the Governor in detail about the flood situation and the steps being taken to support the Civil Administration in this regard. AIR correspondent reports that in Chadoora tehsil of District Badgam , three residential houses suffered extensive damages while some houses suffered minor damages due to c…
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The Prime Minister of Israel added 3 new photos. 10 hrs ·  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the opening of the 20th Kessel today. Following is an excerpt from his remarks: "The greatest threat to our security and to our future was and remains Iran's effort to arm itself with nuclear weapons. The agreement being formulated in Lausanne paves the way to this outcome. It seems that it will leave in Iran's possession underground installations, the nuclear reactor at Arak and advanced centrifuges, the same things that only a few months ago we were told – and rightly so – were not essential to a nuclear program designed for peaceful purposes. Iran's breakout time for achieving fissile material for nuclear bombs will not be measured in years, as was said at the outset; in our assessment the time has been reduced to less than a year, probably much less. And all of this is before taking into account the ballistic missiles that Iran is continuing to manufacture, the on…