Lucknow varsity students face the music for blocking Yogi Adityanath

first_imgA CJM court on Friday rejected bail pleas of the 11 college students including two girls who allegedly blocked the convoy of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and showed him black flags on WednesdayEight of these students have also been suspended by the Lucknow University on charge of breaching security of the CM’s convoy when he was on his way to attend a programme in the varsity.Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Sunil Kumar rejected the bail pleas of the students on Friday after perusal of case diary produced by Hasanganj police. The court observed that the offence was of serious nature and, hence, the applicants did not deserve bail.On June 8, Chief Judicial Magistrate Sandhya Srivastava had sent the 11 students to four days judicial remand. The court had summoned the entire case diary on Friday for considering bail pleas of the students.Meanwhile, the Lucknow University said that eight students have been suspended and debarred from all student facilities in the university in the wake of the “security breach” of the CM’s convoy. “The names of suspended students are: Satwant Singh, Nitin Raj, Pooja Shukla, Anil Kumar Yadav, Ankit Kumar Singh, Rakesh Kumar, Madhurya Singh and Apoorva Verma,” N.K. Pandey director, Information, Publication and Public Relation, University of Lucknow said.Lending its support to the students, various Left-affiliated student unions, including SFI, AISA, NSUI, DYFI, RYA and AIPWA, attempted to stage a dharna at the Mahatma Gandhi statue in Lucknow on Saturday but were soon asked to leave by the police. The students, however, submitted a memorandum of their demands to the Governor. They want the arrested students to be released immediately, the cases against them annulled and their suspension revoked. SP leaders meet studentsA delegation of Samajwadi Party leaders led by MLC Anand Bhadauria met the students in prison on Friday and claimed that they were being treated like criminals and mentally harassed. “The BJP government must keep in mind that these are students studying in the university, not criminals. They wanted to expose the irregularities in the university by demonstrating in front of the Chief Minister. Peaceful protest is not a crime in a democracy,” SP spokesperson Rajendra Chaudhary said. He demanded that the administration immediately stop the “inhuman treatment” meted out to the students and arrange for a separate barracks for the girls.Delhi joins chorusIn New Delhi, a large number of students protested outside the U.P. Bhavan demanding immediate withdrawal of cases against Lucknow University students.JNUSU president Mohit Pandey said, “It is shameful that the government is branding everyone who protests against them as Naxalites and anti-nationals. We have seen this in JNU and we are seeing the same with the Bhim Army and the students of Lucknow University who protested against Yogi Adityanath.” Those who protested outside the Uttar Pradesh Bhavan included students from Delhi University, JNU and Jamia Millia.(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

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Centre may miss NRC deadline

first_imgThe Centre will send more armed police forces to Assam as the deadline for the final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) nears. A senior Home Ministry official said the State had requested additional forces, which were being sent as per the “assessment and availability.” The situation was not alarming but these were precautionary steps. A source said the Centre might move the Supreme Court to extend the deadline for the publication of the final draft from June 30 to July 8. “The State is affected by floods and there are several areas where the enumeration has been impacted. We need more time to complete the process.” As per the court direction, the Registrar-General of India is to publish the final list on June 30 to segregate Indian citizens from those who illegally entered the State from Bangladesh after March 25, 1971.“When the first draft was published on December 31, there were no law and order incidents reported. We have made adequate arrangements and forces would be on standby for the publication of the final draft,” said the official.“There are concerns in the State that those names that do not appear in the list cease to be Assamese citizens. There is another stage of claims and objections. If anyone has been excluded they can avail this option,” said the official. He explained that after the claims and objections have been rejected, the trial of such subjects would be held at Foreigners Tribunals. “There are around 100 such Tribunals in the State and till now we have not received any request from the Assam Government for creation of new ones,” said the official. The final draft will be put up at over 3,000 government “seva kendras” and be also be available on the website of RGI. The exercise to update the NRC is being carried out in Assam following a decision in 2005 after a series of meetings between the Central and State governments and the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) in an attempt to document the bona fide Indian citizens living in Assam.When the NRC was first prepared in Assam in 1951, the State had 80 lakh citizens.A six-year agitation demanding identification and deportation of illegal immigrants was launched by the AASU in 1979. It culminated in the signing of the Assam Accord on August 15, 1985 in the presence of then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.last_img read more

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2 hospitals in Maharashtra suspended from State’s insurance scheme for poor

first_imgTwo hospitals from Nashik and Ahmednagar have been suspended from the Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Jan Arogya Yojana (MJPJAY), the State’s medical insurance scheme for the poor. While the Nashik hospital was found to have claimed money for a wrong procedure, the Ahmednagar hospital is alleged to have denied a particular medical package to a patient. MJPJAY’s chief operating officer Sudhakar Shinde confirmed that the two hospitals were suspended early this month. “The insurance scheme is completely cashless. We don’t want patients to face any problem while availing it,” said Mr Shinde. While the suspensions can be revoked after the hospitals assure that similar wrongdoings are not repeated, nearly 45 hospitals have been de-panelled from the scheme in May for frauds like taking cash from patients, offering expensive packages beyond the scheme, inflating bills, and refusal to treat under the scheme. The MJPJAY covers 2.2 crore families for 971 ailments and ₹1.5 lakh per year. The beneficiaries are yellow-and-orange ration-card holders. In the 14 farmer suicide-affected districts, the scheme also covers white ration-card holders. The newly launched Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojna (PMJAY), also known as Ayushman Bharat, has been integrated with this existing scheme. In order to curb illegal practices by hospitals under both these schemes, a government circular was released on September 21 which said hospitals would have to pay a penalty of five times the package rate. If a patient is asked to pay any additional amount, the hospital will not only have to return the amount but also pay an additional amount to the government. Besides suspension or de-pannelling from the scheme, the circular also mentions revoking licences if hospitals commit frauds or refuse patients under the scheme. “We have already started noticing the change. The complaints have drastically reduced,” Mr. Shinde said. 360 beneficiariesSince the launch of the scheme on September 23, more than 360 patients have undergone various procedures under the PMJAY scheme. While the MJPJAY is based on ration cards, the PMJAY beneficiaries have been identified on the basis of Socio-Economic Caste Census. The beneficiaries are issued a ATM-like card with a unique bar code to avail the hospital services. The 360 procedures carried out in Maharashtra over the past few weeks include coronary balloon angioplasty, hysterectomy, chemotherapy, and ventilatory care.last_img read more

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Cavs officials downplay tension between James, Irving

first_imgCleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (left) reacts during a game in this April 20, 2017 photo. , in Indianapolis. At right is Kyrie Irving. AP FILELOS ANGELES, United States — Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert and general manager Koby Altman downplayed reports of tension between superstar LeBron James and Kyrie Irving Wednesday, but neither confirmed nor denied that Irving had requested a trade.“These things are fluid,” Gilbert said of Irving’s situation at a press conference at the team’s Ohio training facility, Altman’s first since he was confirmed as the team’s new general manager on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View comments LATEST STORIES National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Numerous US media outlets have reported that Irving has requested a trade, indicating he wanted to join a team where he could emerge from James’s shadow and become the focal point of the offense.“We think that Kyrie Irving is one of the best guards in the NBA,” Gilbert said. “He was part of a championship, three years straight to the Finals and we value his talent significantly.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsIrving played the last three NBA Finals alongside James with Cleveland, winning the title in 2016 and falling to the Golden State Warriors in 2015 and this year.He has two seasons left on his contract and a player option for 2019. El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Double duty: Standhardinger takes place of Blatche as Gilas reinforcement Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Whatever his reason for wanting to leave, Altman — who served as assistant GM under Dan Gilbert, who departed in June — said reports of friction between James and Irving were “overblown”.“I think the people who are in this building every day haven’t seen any of that animosity,” Altman said. “This is, along with Kevin Love, this is a group that got us to three straight Finals and won an NBA championship together. They play great together on the floor and a lot of that I do think is overblown.” CBBSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ MOST READ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plantlast_img read more

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Good Governance Centre plans to have ecabinet files from January

first_img“The government’s intention is that from January onwards, we must have all cabinet files in an e-format. Normally, hard copies of bulky cabinet files are circulated. They should be digitalised and computerised,” Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan told his officers on the eve of ‘Good Governance Day’.Emphasising the need to move towards creating an ‘e-office’, the minister asked his officers to implement the slogan ‘Less government, more governance’ in true spirit. Also Read – I-T issues 17-point checklist to trace unaccounted DeMO cashHe also shared that in seven months of the government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid emphasis on two things — good governance and development of the country. “Towards this direction, PM is in direct touch with secretaries. PMO is active and gives direction and guidance on all important issues,” he said, adding that good governance is important to ensure the system keeps functioning even if bureaucrats/ministers come and go. Assuring the minister of achieving better governance, Food Secretary Sudhir Kumar said, “Action has been taken to move towards e-files in our Department. All possible steps are being taken in this direction.”Paswan addressed officers of his department to explain to them the spirit behind celebrating December 25 as good governance day which. BJP has made elaborate arrangements for former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s 90th birthday on Thursday which will be observed as national “Good Governance Day”.last_img read more

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