Sunday, January 22, 2017

‘Note ban has caused Rs 20,000-50,000 per acre loss to farmers’

By Ranjana Narayan  New Delhi (IANS) : India's cash-driven agri sector continues to reel under the effects of demonetisation, with farmers growing fruits and vegetables suffering "huge losses", say farm leaders who want the Union budget to "compensate" them for these losses. Amid reports of farmers dumping or refusing to harvest crops like tomatoes and peas due to a crash in prices...

SP to contest 298 seats, Congress 105

Lucknow (IANS) : Uttar Pradesh's ruling Samajwadi Party on Sunday decided to contest 298 of the 403 assembly seats and leave 105 to its ally the Congress, party sources said. This followed a telephone conversation in the morning between Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, daughter of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, the sources said. Earlier, the Samajwadi...

What happened to Modi’s ‘achche din’, asks Akhilesh

Lucknow (IANS) : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he urged voters to again elect him to power in assembly elections. After promising "achche din" (good days), Modi had ended up giving only a Swatch Bharat campaign and organising yoga, the Samajwadi Party leader said. "Where are the 'achche din'?...

Bahujan Kranti Morcha organises rally in Mumbai, asks for separate courts for Dalit atrocity cases in all districts

Text and Video by Shiva Thorat The Bahujan Kranti Morcha, an umbrella organisation of various representatives of marginalised groups, organised a rally in Mumbai to press for a number of demands, including separate court for Dalit atrocity cases. The rally was organised in Azad Maidan and was attended by over 3,000 people. It followed meetings in 36 district o Maharashtra in...

तो नोटबंदी को भी भुनाने में जुट गई है बीजेपी!

TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter कोई सोच भी नहीं सकता था कि ब्रिटेन के यूरोपीय संघ से अलग होने के वास्ते इतनी जल्दी वहां की आधी से अधिक आबादी इसके पक्ष में राय देगी. हालांकि यह मन बनाने के लिए सोशल मीडिया पर 51 हज़ार से अधिक ग्रुप व मैसेज़ बनाए गए थे और उन्हें यूरोपीय संघ से अलग होने के फ़ायदे...

AAP government reconstitutes STF for women safety in Delhi

New Delhi (IANS) : The Aam Aadmi Party government has reconstituted a Special Task Force (STF) for women's safety in the national capital, a government official said on Saturday. According to Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) officials, an order to reconstitute the STF was issued by the Home Department on January 17 after getting the Delhi Lt. Governor's assent. The 17-member...

यूपी चुनाव में उतरेंगे आसाराम के बेटे नारायण साईँ, बनारस से लड़ सकते हैं चुनाव

By TCN News वाराणसी : आसाराम बापू के बेटे और सूरत की दो लड़कियों के बलात्कार के आरोप में जेल की सजा काट रहे नारायण साईँ ने उत्तर प्रदेश की 150 सीटों पर चुनाव लड़ने की तैयारी कर ली है. खबर है कि नारायण साईँ अपनी ओजस्वी पार्टी के साथ पूर्वांचल की 150 सीटों पर चुनाव लड़ने की योजना पर काम...

Varun, Advani missing from BJP list of star campaigners in UP

New Delhi (IANS) : BJP veteran L.K. Advani and MP Varun Gandhi are noticeable absentees from the party list of 40-odd star campaigners for the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections submitted to the Election Commission on Saturday. Senior party leaders Murli Manohar Joshi and Vinay Katiyar are also conspicuous by their absence from the list. Prime Minister Narendra Modi tops the list, which...

Over 3 crore people join human chain to support Bihar prohibition: Nitish

Patna (IANS) : Hundreds of thousands of people across Bihar formed a human chain on Saturday to support the state government's prohibition policy, with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar claiming participation of more than three crore people in the record endeavour. Nitish Kumar, Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad, and leaders of the Congress and opposition BJP participated in the human chain. "More...

भाजपा के स्टार प्रचारकों में न वरुण गांधी और न कोई बाहरी सितारा

सिद्धांत मोहन, TwoCircles.net वाराणसी/ लखनऊ : आगामी यूपी विधानसभा चुनावों के पहले भाजपा ने अपने स्टार प्रचारकों की सूची जारी कर दी है. भाजपा के ये प्रचारक यूपी के भिन्न-भिन्न जिलों में पार्टी का झंडा मजबूत करेंगे. रोचक तथ्य यह है कि पार्टी के इन स्टार प्रचारकों में किसी भी बाहरी सितारे का नाम नहीं है. हेमा मालिनी को छोड़ दें...

जानिए, बनारस में भाजपा क्यों मुश्किल में है?

सिद्धांत मोहन, TwoCircles.net वाराणसी : उत्तर प्रदेश में शुरू हो चुकी चुनावी प्रक्रिया में जो कुछ विधानसभा क्षेत्र बेहद अहम माने जा रहे हैं, उनमें एक बड़ा नाम वाराणसी यानी बनारस का है. यह प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी की लोकसभा सीट भी है और बीते ढाई सालों के कार्यकाल में नरेंद्र मोदी ने यहां कई दौरे किये हैं, कई योजनाओं का...

Fate of SP-Congress alliance hangs in balance

Lucknow (IANS) : The fate of the Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance for the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls continued to hang in balance on Saturday, even as Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azaad and a special emissary of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra were holding talks with the SP to thrash out issues. SP leaders remained unmoved on Congress demands for more seats. Chief Minister and...

Election a secular activity; Supreme Court’s judgment comes as a big relief

By Ram Puniyani for Twocircles.net The word secularism has been brought to disrepute during last few decades. Secularism stands in India for equal respect for all religions and the principle that the state policies will not be dictated by religions. This is the central theme of Indian constitution. Its flawed practice by ruling parties has been used as a pretext...

Aligning with SP is Congress’ political bankruptcy: Mayawati

Lucknow (IANS) : Taking on Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav over corruption and 'tacit understanding' with the BJP, BSP supremo Mayawati on Saturday said the Congress bid to align with the ruling SP for the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls was a reflection of its political bankruptcy. She also alleged Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav of conniving with his son and termed...

`Overreaching’ poets in India and belatedness: the poetry of S.Chandramohan

By Umar Nizar for Twocircles.net The subaltern in India has worked their way up from nothingness to the present-day state of absolute misery and state apathy. This fact is powerfully articulated in the poetry of S.Chandramohan, a young poet from Kerala, whose collection of poems, `Letters to Namdeo Dhasal’ was nominated for the Srinivas Rayaprol Prize in 2016. Chandramohan is currently...

SP leader Ambika Chowdhary joins BSP

Lucknow (IANS) : Senior Samajwadi Party (SP) leader and former minister in the state government Ambika Chowdhary on Saturday switched allegiance to the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP). He joined the party in the presence of BSP chief Mayawati at the party headquarters here. Accusing Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav of slighting his ageing father Mulayam Singh Yadav, Chowdhary said: "It was most unfortunate...

SP-Congress will give BJP a run for its money in UP

By Amulya Ganguli (IANS)  Any satisfaction which the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) felt over the internal strife in the Samajwadi Party (SP) must have been diluted to a considerable extent by the truce, albeit an uneasy one, among the family members of its main political rival in UP. Moreover, the emergence of a 'mini-gathbandhan' or an alliance between the SP and the...

रालोद ने अपने गढ़ मे उतार दिए दमदार प्रत्याशी

आस मोहम्मद कैफ, TwoCircles.net बागपत/लखनऊ: रालोद ने 8 विधानसभा सीटों पर अपने उम्मीदवारों की घोषणा कर दी है. ये सभी सीटें रालोद के मजबूत गढ़ हैं. बागपत की तीनों सीटों पर पार्टी ने अपने प्रत्याशियों के नाम की घोषणा कर दी है. यह रालोद का दुर्ग कहा जाता है. यहां छपरौली से शहेंद्र सिंह चौहान, बड़ौत से साहब सिंह और...

Election Commission transfers 23 officers in UP

New Delhi  (IANS) : The Election Commission (EC) on Friday transferred 13 District Magistrates and nine Superintendent of Police (SP) and Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) -rank officers in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh. The transferred District Magistrates include Lucknow's Satender Singh who was replaced by Gauri Shankar Priyadarshi. Other transferred District Magistrates were attached to Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh, Etah, Bareilly, Amroha, Amethi,...

Congress terms RSS top brass’ comment on reservation anti-Dalit

New Delhi (IANS) : Condemning head of RSS' communications department Manmohan Vaidya's call to abolish reservation, the Congress party on Friday said that BJP and RSS' "anti-Dalit position" stood exposed. Congress also demanded an apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on this issue. "BJP-RSS' anti-Dalit stands exposed once again with RSS' Prachar Parmukh, Manmohan Vaidya's call to abolish reservation. Congress strongly condemns...