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Poll staff not provided bread and butter Srinagar, April 30: Polling staff deputed in different parts of Central Kashmir for election duties Wednesday alleged that they were left at lurch by the government and due to lack of facilities they face a lot of inconvenience. Poll officials deputed at Chadoora, Charar-i-Sharief, Budgam, Natipora Srinagar told CNS that they slept with empty belly whole night and no food was provided to them. “We have not taken anything ever since we entered this polling station. Leave aside tea, not a bottle of water is available here, “ presiding officer Muhammad Yousuf deputed at polling booth 32 G in Chadoora told CNS. See Butter On PG 11..
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................. 16thLok Sabha Elections-2014 ....................
Lok Sabha polls in Srinagar constituency marred by violence Stone pelting and clashes, one killed, 5 injured
26% voters exercised their franchise: CEO
Inside story Tripura withdraws textbook that tags BJP as a communal party
Agarrtala: The Left Front government in Tripura has decided to withdraw the government school textbook in which the BJP was tagged as a “communal party”, an official said here on Wednesday. The Bengali medium political science book for Class XI, in its chapter titled “India’s party system” said one of the important characteristics of India’s party system is the existence of communal parties. “Muslim League, Hindu Mahasabha and Shiv Sena are among such par-
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On Edit Page Srinagar goes Anantnag way- again low turnout The poll percentage in Srinagar Constituency was as low as in South Kashmir’s prestigious Lok Sabha seat. The low turnout was not surprising as separatists have been on their toes to get their poll boycott call implemented and they spend days and nights to persuade the people for this purpose. Not only this but the killings of some people in poll related violence made those aspiring voters panicky who wanted to cast their vote to pave a way for the developmental needs of the state. However, that was not so as the forces averse to
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WEATHER FORECAST FOR NEXT 24 HRS: Light Rain would occur at a few places over the state.
FORECAST OF SRINAGAR: Partly cloudy sky. Maximum & Minimum temperatures will be around 22°C & 07°C
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Authorities to impose curfew today
Omar, Dr.Farooq, PDP express grief over loss of life
02 injured in road mishaps Srinagar, April 30: Two persons including a minor girl was injured in two separate road accidents across the valley. A Tata 407 vehicle bearing registration number JK18 -0825 hit and injured 5 years old girl Urfi Jan at Shar shali, in the jurisdiction of Police station Pampore. The injured has been shifted to Sub-district hospital, Pampore for treatment. Pampore Police has registered a case in this regard. Meanwhile, a Truck bearing registration number JK05C/0433 and a Tavera bearing registration number JK01Q/3427 collided near Petrol Pump, Tangmarg, resulting in injuries to Tavera driver. The injured was shifted to JVC Hospital, Srinagar for treatment. Tangmarg Police has registered a case in this regard.
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Srinagar Apr 30: As the polling in Srinagar by and large passed off peacefully on Wednesday, it ended with a dreadful note of the killing of a youth in Nawakadal area of the old city. According to the reports received by KNS, as the polling staff was leaving the respective election booths from Eidgah area, the vehicles carrying polling staff was attacked near Gratabal area of Nawakadal where youth hurled stones towards them. The police sources told KNS that it had to fire in self defiance as the cavalcade was heavily attacked with the stones from all sides. Reports maintained that the protesters had injured some CRPF personnel through stones and it retaliated by firing on protesters. Bashir Ahmad, age 24 was reportedly injured during the firing. He was hit by a bullet in his abdomen. Bashir was taken to the SKIMS where doctors declared him brought dead. The news of Bashir’s death spread like the wild fire in the entire old city with youth took to streets to protest against his killing. Reports informed that the stone pelting incidents took place at various areas of the Srinagar with the protesters See Lok Sabha On PG 11..
SRINAGAR APRIL 30: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has expressed profound grief and sorrow over the incident of firing in Nawa Kadal that has resulted in the loss of a life. Expressing his solidarity with the bereaved family, Omar Abdullah has said that the circumstances leading to this tragic loss of life would be thoroughly probed. The Chief Minister has extended his heartfelt condolences with the family of the deceased and said that such incidents are a matter of personal pain and grief for him and he will ensure that the matter is probed in a thorough and transparent manner. National Conference Party President and NC Candidate for the Srinagar See LIfe On PG 11..
As Srinagar went for polls Both NC, PDP claims to have won the seat Srinagar Apr 30 : As the political observers already had declared that a tough fight between NC and PDP is expected on the Srinagar turf on April 30, both the parties on Wednesday evening claimed to have won the seat.We have won this seat, See Both On PG 11..
CRPF bars journalists from covering voting Srinagar, April 30: Despite authority letters from the Election Commissioner of India, the troops of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Wednesday stopped journalists from entering a polling station in Srinagar outskirts and allowed them only after police intervened. While covering polls for Srinagar Lok Sabha Constituency in the outskirts of Srinagar city’s Baghwanpora, Noorbagh, several journalists were See CRPF On PG 11..
This happens only in Kashmir Both mainstream, separatists thank people on polling day Srinagar Apr 30: As the polling was held in Srinagar Lok Sabha seat on Wednesday, the statements contrary to each one continue to pour in both from See Day On PG 11..
Kashmir Valley observes shutdown Srinagar, April 30: (GNS) Kashmir Valley Wednesday observed a complete shutdown in response to a call given by Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani. The pro-freedom amalgam had called for complete strike on polling day, besides arrest spree and to pay rich tributes to militants who were killed in Shopian encounter recently. The pro-freedom amalgam has also asked the people to keep away from polling booths and not to vote for any of the candidates contesting the elections.
Shops and other commercial business establishments were completely shut across Kashmir. The schools, banks, and petrol pumps were also shut while public transport was also off the roads. All the major roads leading to the main towns wore a deserted look. Reports from North and South Kashmir districts said that life has come to a grinding halt. There was thin movement of private transport in Kupwara district, but governmental and See Shutdown On PG 11..
Omar Addresses Election rallies, workers meeting at Uri, Baramulla, Sangrama
Vote to NC is vote to Rahul: Omar ‘PDP is BJPs hidden face’
Uri, Apr 30 (KNS): Saying that every vote cast in favour of National Conference in the current Lok Sabha Elections in Kashmir Valley will be a vote for paving the way to make All India Congress, Vice President, Rahul Gandhi the Prime Minister of the Country, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah who is also Working President of National Conference Wednesday said that the leadership of PDP is part of a tactical understanding aimed to bring Narendra Modi to power.
According to a statement issued to KNS, Omar said: “Infact PDP is the hidden face of BJP and its Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in Jammu and Kashmir,” adding that BJP wants to implement its anti-Jammu and Kashmir agenda through the PDP leadership as it did earlier in 2002 during the Chief Ministership of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. Addressing Election rallies and workers meeting in Uri, Baramulla and Sangrama today after casting his vote in Srinagar in the morning, the Working President, National Conference See Omar On PG 11..
Hurriyat activist held for anti-election campaign Srinagar, April 30: Jammu and Kashmir police on Wednesday arrested a hurriyat activist for running anti-election campaign at Lolab in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. Bashir Ahmad Wani, alias Qureshi son of Ghulam Mohidin of Kernah, Tanghdar was arrested after See Hurriyat On PG 11..
Tosamaidan Lease Row:
Affected villages boycott the polls Budgam, April 30: A call by Kashmir’s Tosamaidan Bachavo Front (TBF) to boycott elections affected polling in hilly hamlets of Budgam where voter turnout used to be much higher in every election. TBF had urged upon the people living in and around Tosamidan to stay away from polls as according to the Front the government failed to made the order about
ceasing lease extension to Army public. Majority of the people living in affected hamlets like Shunglipora, Sitaran, Drang, Zogu, Chhil, Batapora, Brass, Sigan, Khaipora, Suheilpather, Lassipora and Habar honoured the boycott call and people in lesser number arrived at polling booth. “These are hilly areas and the people here never paid attention See Polls On PG 11..
Centenarian, Nonagenarian cast votes for peace Ganderbal, April 30: A 110 year old woman cast her vote on Wednesday in Ganderbal with a hope that peace will prevail in Kashmir valley. Zoona Begum who claims to have been hit by a bullet during 1965 Indo-Pak war near Drass Kargil while exercise her franchise at Gagangeer Kangan told CNS that she has witnessed lot of bloodshed from past 20 years and now she hopes that Kashmir issue be resolved through peaceful dialogue between India and Pakistan. See Peace On PG 11...
Voted to save myself from detentions, says Budgam youth Srinagar, April 30: As Jammu and Kashmir Police started large scale arrests before polls for Srinagar constituency to ensure ‘peaceful polls’, a youth in central Kashmir’s Budgam district today cast his vote to ‘get rid of detentions on the charges of stone throwing’. In Ompora town– a bastion of ‘pro-freedom movement’ – the polling turnout was low. Out of 1731, only 149 votes were polled in twin polling booths See Voted On PG 11..
Journalists ‘abused, threatened’ by voters Srinagar, April 30: Voters in one of the areas of Jammu and Kashmir’s capital Srinagar on Wednesday allegedly threatened and abused journalists covering parliamentary elections. Several media men – working with local, national and international organizations – who were covering polls at polling booth number 77 Palpora A in Noorbagh alleged See Voters On PG 11..
‘Arrogant’ political worker hits cop
Police registers case
Handwara, April 30: In a fit of rage, a National Conference worker allegedly hit a police constable with his Swift vehicle when the cop did not permit him to park his vehicle in security zone at Zachildara Handwara, where Transport Minister Choudhry Muhamamd Ramzan was addressing an election rally. A police official on condition of anonymity told CNS that security had been beefed up at
Zachildara in wake of an election rally that was addressed by NC leader Choudhry Ramzan. “The arrogant NC worker namely Touseef Bashir intentionally hit the cop Mushtaq Ahmed (555-H) with his Swift vehicle (JK09-9400), when the later tried to stop him from parking his vehicle in security area meant for the VIP’s,” police official said. He said that the injured cop had been See Cop On PG 11..
Cases filed against ‘rumor mongers’; says Police Cautions people against such elements Srinagar, April 30: Police on Wednesday registered cases against some ‘ant-social elements’ for spreading rumors by posting ‘frivolous and fake information’ on social networking sites particularly on Facebook. A police spokesman in a statement issued to GNS said that some mischievous elements have been
identified who have been posting incorrect information on social are networking. “The Face book pages indulging in posting such baseless information have been identified as Kashmir News Agency, Loving Kashmir, Youths of Downtown-Kashmir, 24X7 Breaking News, Kashmir Banega Pakistan, Pahallan the city of Hurriyat G, Ganderbal News Agency, All (J&K) Breaking News Alert, True Muhajid, Election Boycott Bandipora, Voice of Kashmir
Youth, Youths of Down Town and Voice of Unspoken Kashmir”, the spokesman said. He said that police have registered cases against these Face book pages and the persons running these pages are being identified. He further said that action has been initiated against the page Admins who have been found copying and pasting wrong information of the above pages.Meanwhile, a senior police official told GNS See Cases On PG 11..
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Lok Sabha attacking the CRPF posts. Unconfirmed reports said that the protesters had tried set ablaze a CRPF bunker at Kawdara but the security forces foiled their attempt. Panic griped the entire area of the Srinagar and also the pro-freedom camp while issuing the strike call for Thursday, slammed authorities over the incident. As Chairman Huriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani and JKLF chief Mohammad Yasin Malik issued a strike call for Thursday against the killing, JKLF chief who continues to remain detained from the last 23 days stated that the authorities has revenged people for boycotting the polls. “When it failed to lure people near polling booths, the authorities have now resorted to the killing spree of the youth,” JKLF spokesman quoting Yasin Malik told KNS. The situation during the polling day in Srinagar was by and large normal with the heavy deployment of police and CRPF guarding the road. Several barricades were placed at various places of Srinagar to thwart any protest demonstration. Children were seen playing cricket in the inner streets of Srinagar with the people at various areas in downtown discussing the expected poll percentage. Kashmir’s pro-freedom camp already had issued a strike call on April 30 and had asked people to stay indoors and not to vote. Dr Showkat Zargar, director SKIMS confirmed to KNS that a youth who was brought to SKIMS was already dead due to excessive blood loss. He said that two injured CRPF personnel were also brought to SKIMS for treatment. The deceased youth was laid to rest at Eidgah. A senior spokesman in the civil administration told KNS that curfew will be imposed in old city on Thursday. “Curfew will be imposed in the areas falling under jurisdiction of seven police stations in Down Town area on Thursday to avoid any law and order situation,” said the senior spokesman in the civil administration.
Both no one has the power to beat us now, said Provincial president National Conference (NC) for the Kashmir province Nasir Aslam Wani. He added that in the Kashmir region, the NC has registered triumph on Anantnag and Srinagar Lok Sabha seat and now it eyes on North Kashmir’s Baramulla. “We are hopeful that we will win the seat of north Kashmir also. Today the people came out and voted at large for the national conference. The same happened in Anantnag on April 24 and we hope that the people of North Kashmir will follow the suits of these two constituencies on May 7.” Meanwhile, as the PDP president Mehbooba Mufti has expressed gratitude to the people of Srinagar for voting in party’s favour, PDP’s Srinagar leader Mohammad Khurshid Alam Wednesday said that despite the attempts of the National Conference to implement boycott through police, people voted vigorously for the change. Alam told KNS that the attempts made by the NC to create the atmosphere of fear in Srinagar failed at large as the people undermined NC threat calls. “Comfortably and undoubtedly we have won the Srinagar. We thank people for voting for us, we won’t let them down.” The polling was held today with 15 candidates in the fray for this Lok Sabha constituency. The neck to neck battle was though expected between the main two political parties NC and PDP. NC had fielded its patron Dr Farooq Abdullah while as PDP nominated Tariq Hameed Qarra for the seat. (KNS)
Day the separatist as well as the mainstream camp.With the separatist leaders lauding people for boycotting the polls, the mainstream here is thankful to the people for voting in their favour. The situation of such nature could be witnessed only in Kashmir when people are being congratulated for both boycotting and their participation in elections at the same time. During the afternoon hours all the factions of the Huriyat conference issued their respective detailed statements wherein they have hailed the efforts of people in making the boycott cal successful. They also through their statements maintained that today’s boycott must act as an eye opener for the international community about the aspirations of the people of Kashmir at large. Contrary to this, the mainstream camp here also followed the suit with the different wording. They rather hailed the courage of the people for coming out in open to cast their votes. Pro-establishment parties were also thankful to the people for voting in their favour. (KNS)
Life Parliamentary Seat, Dr. Farooq Abdullah has expressed grief and sorrow over an incident of firing resulting in the loss of a life in Nawa Kadal this evening. Condemning the incident, Dr. Farooq has asked the State Government to conduct a transparent and time-bound probe to ascertain the truth. Dr. Farooq Abdullah has said that he stands with the family in this moment of inconsolable sorrow and loss. Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has strongly condemned the killing of a youth of Nawa Kadal in the firing of security forces. In a statement the party president Mehbooba Mufti said killings with impunity only add to tragedies and it is unfortunate that at the end of a comparatively peaceful day a precious life was lost to disproportionate use of force. According to a statement issued to KNS, while expressing solidarity with the bereaved family Mehbooba said nothing can compensate their loss. She conveyed her heartfelt condolences to the parents and family of Waseem Ahmad CPI (M) State Secretary Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami has strongly condemned the killing at Nawa Kadal. In a statement issued to KNS, Tarigami has demanded a thorough probe into the incident. “I strongly condemn the firing incident which ha unfortunately led to killing of a person. The incident needs to be probed thoroughly and guilty be brought to justice.”
polling station intervened and told CRPF men ‘not interfere in the work of media persons’. “The CRPF men even tried to argue with police but police categorically told them not to intervene as we were carrying authority letters and later we were allowed to go inside,” he said.The Public Relation Officer (PRO) of CRPF, Kishore Prasad told GNS that he will look into the matter. (GNS)
Shutdown non-governmental organizations were shut. Reports said that hundreds of youth took to the streets and staged pro-freedom demonstrations at Kawdara, Nowhatta, Nawakadal, Rajouri Kadal, Zainakadal and other areas of the old city after the restrictions were lifted in the evening. Policemen and troopers deployed there resorted to baton charge and fired numerous tear smoke canisters to disperse them. However, they retaliated by pelting stones triggering clashes. Youth were fighting pitched battles with policemen and troopers in Nowahata area when this report was filed. Earlier in the day masked youth appeared in many areas of the old city and pelted stones on government vehicles. They also attacked cavalcades of many local MLAs. In Natipora, Police fired tear smoke canisters and resorted to baton charge. Locals alleged that policemen also broke windowpanes of many houses after chasing the protestors. Police fired tear smoke canisters in old Barzulla area, to disperse the protesters in the evening. Huge contingents of policemen and paramilitary CRPF troopers were deployed in different areas of the city. Reports from north Kashmir said that a complete shutdown was observed in Baramulla and other major towns. All shops and business establishments remained closed and traffic remained off the roads. Reports of shutdown were also received from major towns of south Kashmir. (GNS)
Hurriyat addressing a congregation at Jamia election-boycott posters at frontier Tanghdar area. Wani, is a resident of Kernah but for last 18-years he is putting-up in Srinagar. Meanwhile, police have registered a case and started investigations in this regard. The Kupwara district - which falls under Baramulla Lok Sabha constituency - is going for polls on May 07.. (GNS)
Peace “I am voting to elect a representative who could raise our issues in Indian parliament. Eversince I attained maturity, I voted for the right candidate and this time also I voted for the candidate whom I believe is fit for the job,” frail Zoona Begum said. Another centenarian, Fazi Banoo wife of Muhammad Sultan who is 108 years old after casting her vote at polling booth number 91 Sarach Chodhribagh Ganderbal said that every member in their family in jobless. “All my educated and well-qualified grandsons are unemployed and I want job for them. They are dejected with the present system and they despite stopping me from casting my vote, I voted with a hope that this time a right representative would do anything for them,” she said. Nonagenarian, Khatija Begam from Chadoora Budgam told CNS that this time she changed her mind and voted for a different candidate. “There was peace all around when I was youth, but now life has become cheap and human worthless. I pray to Allah that through this election peace will prevail all around Kashmir Valley,” she said. (CNS)
Voted from 7:00 am till 11:42 am.25-year-old Gulzar Ahmad Bhat was among very few people to exercise his franchise. “I was released yesterday from 16-day detention on the charges of stone-throwing. I was detained in Budgam police station.” Asked why he chooses to vote, Gulzar said: “I want to get rid of detentions. Youth are being harassed, pushed to wall by police and Special Operation Group (SOG).” “We are being detained from our houses even if we don’t take part in protests. SOG barges into our houses and drags us from our beds. This is height of injustice and tyranny. They book us in one and other case,” a visibly miffed, Gulzar said. Asked why he didn’t follow the boycott call of Hurriyat Conference and other pro-freedom groups, he said: “When Hurriyat asks us to come on streets and pelt stones, we follow their call without delay. But, when we are being detained no one among them comes to our rescue.” “And, when we go before pro-India politicians, they turn back by saying we don’t know you people,” he said, adding: “that is why I voted today. The sole reason is to get rid of unwarranted detentions and harassment by SOG and police.” Before the polls, police in Kashmir started detaining youth to pevent violence and pro-freedom protests on poll day. Sources said more than 1300 youth were taken into ‘preventive custody”. (GNS)
Voters that dozens of voters misbehaved, abused and threatened them. “I was covering polls at Palpora. There were queues of people including elderly persons. As I started to click their photographs, they shouted and told me to shut the camera. I tried to make them understand that I am doing my professional duty but many of them hurled abuses and finally I was forced to shut my camera and retreat,” Syed Shahriyar, who works with The Kashmir Observer, told GNS. “We told them that it is our job and please don’t interfere but they didn’t pay heed to my repeated requests,” Zubair Dar, who works with Tehran-based Press TV, said. Another journalist, who works with a New Delhi-based news channel, alleged that people forced them to retreat from the area by saying that media men ‘hide realities’. “Several people who were inside the polling booth threatened us by saying ‘we will thrash you if you didn’t leave the place’,” he said. Similarly, photo-journalists faced a tough time while covering polling in Chariwan area of Charar-e-Shareef in Budgam district. “There were hundreds of people who were in queues
to cast their vote. We started to photograph them but they became infuriated. They forced us to close the cameras and threatened us that we will thrash you if you didn’t stop taking pictures,” Yawar Nazir, who is a freelance photographer, told GNS. He said: “After pacifying them, they allowed us to click photographs from behind.” (GNS)
Omar said that the alliance between National Conference and Congress is aimed at safeguarding the Country’s pluralistic ethos and keeping communal and anti-Jammu and Kashmir forces away from the power in New Delhi. Omar Abdullah said in contrast PDP, for the thirst of power is in league with communal forces represented by BJP to help Narendra Modi to become the Prime Minister of India. He said that deceptive politics and double faced strategy of PDP for power politics has got unearthed in the current Lok Sabha Elections when PDP fielded its candidates in Jammu and Udhampur constituencies against Congress-NC joint candidates, Madan Lal Sharma and Ghulam Nabi Azad to effect a division in votes and help BJP. “You have to read between the lines and understand this clandestine bonhomie between Narendra Modi and PDP leadership”, Omar Abdullah told the people asking them to foil the designs of these two parties to divide the people for their vested interests.Describing Rahul Gandhi as an honest statesman and a true and tested friend of Jammu and Kashmir and an ideal representative of the secular, democratic traditions of India, Omar Abdullah said that our efforts should be to make him the Prime Minister of the country by exercising our franchise in favour of NC-Congress joint candidates and defeating communal forces. He said that the people of the State have to vote in favour of Rahul Gandhi to ensure peace and stability and liberal help to the State for its holistic and comprehensive development and this can be possible when we return NC-Congress joint candidates to the Parliament. “A person like Narendra Modi nurturing a particular ideology and being totalitarian in approach cannot suit a secular and democratic India where various sections of the society are living in harmony since centuries”, he said. Omar Abdullah appealed to the people of Baramulla-Kupwara constituency for voting whole-heartedly and in large number in favour of NC-Congress joint candidate, Sharif-ud-Din Shariq to strengthen Rahul Gandhi and the secular democratic characteristic of the Country. The Elections rallies were also addressed by the President, J&K Pradesh Congress Committee, Prof. Saif-ud-Din Soz, Health Minister, Taj Mohi-udDin and various leaders of National Conference and Congress. (KNS)
Polls to the boycott call of separatist leaders, but this time they did not vote in large numbers. The average polling percentage in these hamlets used to be 70 to 80 percent but this time the percentage was below 15 percent,” one of the members of TBF Malik Ghulam Hasan told CNS adding that if the Government would not made the order about Tosamaidan lease public then it would start an agitation against the government. (CNS)
Cop hospitalized. “Nobody is above law and we have registered a case
Cases that more face book pages are under surveillance and action as per law will be taken if they are found violating norms. He said the drive against such ‘rumor mongers’ will continue and asked people to remain cautious against such miscreants spreading false information over Facebook and other medium in the valley. (GNS)
Butter Same views were expressed by other polling officials. "We were not even allowed to go outside the polling station to bring some eatables," they said. However, they maintained that the security cover provided by the government to them was sufficient and they felt safe and secure. (CNS)
Body recovered in Baramulla Srinagar, April 30: Baramulla police recovered a body of a mentally challenged person from a nallah in Kunzar area. The body of a mentally challenged 30 years old Shahid Ahmad Margay resident Wanimagrey, Kunzer was recovered from Nallah Ferozpora, in the jurisdiction of police station Kunzer, Baramulla. Kunzar police has initiated inquest proceedings under section 174 CrPC to ascertain the cause of death. The body of deceased was handed over to his relatives for last rites.
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Narendra Modi votes, clicks selfie, attacks Congress AHMEDABAD: BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Wednesday cast his vote, clicked a selfie and criticized the Congress, saying the time is up for the “mother-son” government. He later posted a photo on Twitter saying, “Voted! Here is my selfie.” Taking a dig at Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and party vice president Rahul Gandhi, Modi said that he can give a first person account and say that this elections will ensure that the Congress will be ousted from power and that a new and strong government will come to power. “After analysing the election process and the voter’s mind until now, I can say that this time nothing can save the ‘mother-son’ government...a strong government will come to power,” he said. The Gujarat chief minister was seen taking a selfie of his inked finger after casting his Lone News Agency Kangan ballot and flashed the Bharatiya Janata Party’s symbol - theNews lo- Agency Soura Gulzar
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Khan News Agency Ganderbal Zahid Book Depot Chadoora Tariq News Agency Hawal Bashir News Agency Nowhatta Muzaffar Ali News Agency Alamgari Bazar Budshah News Agency Lal Chowk Abdullah News Agency Lal Chowk Sikendar News Agency Lal Chowk Gupkari News Agency Lal Chowk Raina News Agency Gund Kangan Khan News Agency Regal Chowk Rashid News Agency Dalgate Sheikh News Agency Hyderpora Hilal News Agency Budgam Lone News Agency Tangmarg Bhat News Agency Chadoora MUMBAI: Congress leader apology after which Gadkari fortable situation within the Bhat News Agency Magam the defa- party Zargar Agency Manish Tewari has tendered has now withdrawn and theNews society. There-Kunzar an unconditional apology to mation Gadkari’s law- fore by this communication Dar News Agencycase”, Beerwah Bashir News Agency ISumbal Nitin Gadkari in connection yerAgency Rameshwar Gite said on tenderSaleem my unconditional apol- Pattan Reshi News Safapora News Agency with his charge against him Wednesday. ogy for the allegations made Basharat News Agency Bandipora Reyaz News Agency Pampore against you” AGARTALA: The Left Altaf News Agency Pulwama Newsthat Agency HeJavaid also said in fu-Qazigund Front government in Triture he willNews not put Gadkari Jeelani News Agency Baramulla G.M Agency Sopore pura has decided to within disrepute by making anyHandwara draw the government school Shah News Agency Kupwara Sultan News Agency comments with regards to the textbook in which the BJP Younis News Agency Langate Sheikh News Agency Islamabad Adarsh Society. Tewari also re- was tagged as a “communal Reshi News Agency Islamabad Three WaytoNews Agencyparty”, Tral an official said here quested Gadkari withdraw the case filed News in the local mag-Bijbehara on Wednesday. Turray News Agency Tral Badru Agency istrate’s court.News Gadkari filed theArwaniThe Bengali medium poRahi News Agency Kulgam Malik Agency case in December, 2010 when litical science book for Class Rah News Agency Byepass Shaheen News Agency Kargil Tiwari, as Congress spokesXI, in its chapter titled “In-
Nitin Gadkari withdraws defamation case as Manish Tewari tenders unconditional apology
in the Adarsh housing scam following which BJP leader withdrew a defamation case against him. “Tewari has tendered an
In a letter to Gadkari, Tewari has said, “I understand that that by such statements you have to suffer huge disrepute and have to face uncom-
person, had accused him of holding a benami flat in the scam-tainted Adarsh Society here. He had contended in the complaint that this was false and defamatory and Tewari be tried for criminal defamation under the Indian Penal Code. The local court had last month taken cognizance of Gadkari’s complaint and had issued process against Tewari. In Delhi, the BJP also released Tewari’s letter to Gadkari.
with the participation of large number of renowned wrestlers from across the state as well as out of state took part in this mega event. The wrestlers who were repeatedly chaired from across the jam packed Dangal ground who showed their excellence in wrestling art including Monu, Jamat Ali, Gopal Sharma and Kalu Pahalwan etc. Brig. Mr. Bubesh Kumar, lauded the efforts of President Maitra Dangal Committee ,in organizing the Dangal at Maitra every year. He said that such events helps to promote communal harmony, brotherhood and national integration among the Youth as that the need of society in this scenario. Brig. Mr. Bubesh Kumar, lauded the efforts of President Maitra Dangal Committee ,in organizing the Dangal at Maitra every year. He said that such events helps to promote communal harmony, brotherhood
he said amid loud cheers from the crowd. “But I thank the voters for the way they have taken the election process forward even in my absence,” he added. Ahead of casting his vote, Modi urged his “young friends” and all other voters to vote in record numbers. “Urging all those voting in 89 Lok Sabha seats across India to vote in record numbers today! Hope my young friends show the way in doing so,” Modi tweeted. He wrote that he considers himself “extremely lucky” and “fortunate” to be a voter in senior BJP leader LK Advani’s constituency, Gandhinagar. “I request all those voting in 119 Assembly seats in Telangana region & in by-polls in Bihar, Gujarat, UP & WB to turnout in large numbers,” he tweeted. Gujarat chief minister is contesting from Vadodara Lok Sabha seat as well as Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.
Tripura withdraws textbook that tags BJP as a communal party
dia’s party system” said one of the important characteristics of India’s party system is the existence of communal parties. “Muslim League, Hindu Mahasabha and Shiv Sena are among such parties, besides the BJP. Parties like the BJP, though not based on religion, succeeded in capturing power through communalization of politics,” the textbook said. “We are going for a new
Zaker clinched 20th Maitra Kesari Title 2014 RAMBAN, APRIL 30- Zaker from Jammu Clinched the 20th Annual Maitra Kesari Dangal-2014 by beating Nishad Ahmed from Bhalesa in the main bout played at Ramlela Ground Maitra. The Maha Dangal (wrestling matches) was organized by Dangal committee Maitra in collaboration with 11 Sector Rashtrya Rifles. Brig. Bubesh Kumar was the chief guest on the occasion; SP Ramban Javeed Matto and Col. Pardeep Bhatia were the Guests of honor. The winner of the Main bout was awarded with a prize of Rs.8000 and Patta while runner up of the bout was given cash prize Rs. 5000 besides 2nd and 3rd bouts winner were given Rs. 5000 each while runner up of the same bouts got Rs 4000 each. As many as Over 50 bouts were held during the wrestling match
tus. Soon after, the Congress party complained to the Election Commission against Modi displaying the election symbol and making a speech after casting his vote, saying he violated the poll code. “Balloting in such high numbers reflect that this elections will give the country new strength,” Modi said. Interacting with the media after casting his ballot from the Gandhinagar constituency here, the leader apologised to the people of Gujarat for not being able to devote a lot of time to them, like in the past. “This time I could hardly give 18 hours in the last two days,”
and national integration among the Youth as that the need of society in this scenario. Speaking on the occasion SP, Javeed Matoo asked the youth to participation in sports activity for their moral and physical development, He further said that the rural sports boosting the morale of wrestlers besides providing a source of entertainment to common people at many platforms. He said events also keep the wrestlers physically fit and mentally sound adding that healthy persons could also contribute in shaping the future of the society in a better way. President of Dangal Committee, Gopal Krishan Raina, Vice- President Krishan Lal, Cashier Modh. Rafiq and officials of II RR , Rendered technical assistance in the event. Gopal Krishan informed that the Prize of one lakh Rupees has been distributed among the wrestlers during the Dangal.
syllabus. We would not incorporate that textbook in the new syllabus. It was an unfortunate mistake,” Tripura Board of Secondary Education (TBSE) president Amitava Debroy told IANS. He said: “It was not our intention to malign any political party in the school curriculum. The matter was overlooked by us. However, now the issue is dead.” On Tuesday a delegation of Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) intellectual cell in Tripura led by its convenor Prasenjit Chakraborty met Debroy and were informed about the TBSE’s decision. “Debroy regretted about the unwanted remarks on the BJP, that are in no way acceptable. He assured that the TBSE shall remain careful that no such politically
motivated issue is included in the new textbook that would soon be prepared for the students,” Chakraborty told reporters. The BJP in a letter sent to chief election commissioner VS Sampath in March, alleged that the secondary level political science textbook had branded the party as communal to brainwash students. “On the basis of that textbook authored by Nimai Pramanik, the authorities of Arundhuti Nagar Higher Secondary School recently asked the students to mention the names of the communal parties of the country. Students were asked to choose one among the four options. These are : 1) Congress, 2) CPM, 3) BJP and 4) BSP.
Fine imposed for violation of Tourist Trade Act in Katra KATRA, APRIL 30- Tourism Department imposed Rs 37000 fine on hotels, guest houses in Katra for violation of the Tourist Trade Act and also on dry fruit shops for selling sub standard dry fruits.A team comprising of Assistant Director Tourism Katra Vinakshi koul, SP Tourist Police Abdul Qyoom and Incharge tourist police Katra today conducted on the spot checking of Katra market. They inspected dry fruit shops, hotels and guest houses.The defaulters who did not display the tariff being charged from the costumers and those having un registered units under the act were fined, Vinakshi Koul added. Further instructions were given to all owners of hotels and guest houses to display tariff and properly register under registration of tourist trade act with the concerned authorities.
Restrictions imposed around examination centers in Samba
SAMBA, APRIL 30- Additional District Magistrate (ADM) Samba, Inder Jeet KAS, under section 144 Cr. PC has imposed restrictions around the examination Centre of Higher Secondary School Examination Part-II (12th class) and Secondary School Examination (10th), private, Annual/Bi-annual session 2014 Summer Zone /winter Zone of district Samba in Jammu province for fair and smooth conduct of the examination.As per the order of Additional District Magistrate, Samba, to maintain law and order for smooth conduct of examination in district samba, the movement of general public, within hundred meters radius and use of loud speaker within the radius of two hundred meters from the venue of examination centers is banned.
DDC lays foundation stone of Officers Residential Complex
‘PRAYAS’ registers 18 grievances of the callers
REASI, APRIL 30:- District Development Commissioner, Reasi Dr Shahid Iqbal laid foundation stone of residential complex and civic amenities for district officers at Mari Hills. Residences of Deputy Commissioner, SSP, Addl DDC and Addl DC are being constructed in Phase-I. Three towers of 12 two-bedroom flats are being constructed for district officers. The residential complex will also have a recreational park, helipad, guest house and sports complex. Jammu and Kashmir Projects Construction Corporation (JKPCC) has been assigned the project to be completed at an estimated cost of around Rs 13 Cr. Approach road has already been constructed by Rural Development Department. The DDC informed that district administration has taken the task of construction of residential accommodation for district officers on war footing since there is no official accommodation so far at the district headquarters. The residential complexes were also approved by the District Development Board in its meeting held on 17th July 2013. Due to lack of residential accommodation at district headquarters and shortage of availability of private hired accommodation the district officers have to travel from other places, mostly from Jammu. Residences of senior officers and district/sect oral officers along with civic amenities are being constructed in a phased manner by JKPCC as per the plan formulated by the District Development Commissioner for facilitating the stay of officers and their families at district headquarters. The DDC impressed upon JKPCC for expediting the construction as per timeline and ensure quality of construction. DGM JKPCC Pankaj Sawhney presented the detailed roadmap and also sketch/ master plan of Mari Hill Residential Complex. He assured that JKPCC is committed to quality work and timely completion of this ambitious project.
KATHUA, APRIL 30- As many as 18 callers registered their complaints today with the ACR Kathua S.P Rukwal, in ‘PRAYAS’ the weekly event of the district administration Kathua to attend to the grievances of the public telephonically. District and Sectoral Officers of different departments were present on the occasion. During the one hour session, callers interacted with Assistant Commissioner (Revenue) S.P Rukwal and projected various issues of local nature. Among other problems related to pending MGNREGA payments, unscheduled power cuts and irregular drinking water supply were mainly highlighted by the callers from different parts of the district. ACR Kathua while speaking on the ocassion directed the officers to take appropriate action to mitigate the grievances within a week’s time and communicate the progress of their redressal with callers as well as PRAYAS cell timely.
LMD Udhampur books erring traders
UDHAMPUR, APRIL 30, 2014:-Continuing its drive to protect consumers against illegal trade practices of trading community, Legal Metrology Department(LMD) Udhampur conducted market checking and recovered a fine of Rs. 8000/- from 08 erring traders for violation of various provisions of weights and measures Act. Further, the Department has asked the traders to use only verified standard weight and measures and not to use unfair trade practices to cheat the innocent consumers.
01. 05 .2014
March 21-April 19
Don’t discount your ability to be extremely resourceful if you need to be, Aries. If you don’t have everything you need or all of the required information, take time to think. Who can you ask? What places can you access? Who might know where you can find what you need? Rather than panic because the pieces aren’t all there, instead make a list of contacts and go for it. Trust in yourself.
Taurus April 20-May 20
Try not to let today’s blues get you down, Taurus. While it’s true that some days can seem to drag on, the busier you are the faster time will pass. Get down to finishing any work still before you and then make plans for tonight. If there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, not only will things seem to speed up but you’ll feel better knowing it’s coming.
Gemini May 21-June 21
Dare to be different, Gemini. It can be so easy to fall into a drill. Sleeping at the same time, eating at the same time, wearing the same style, and going about work the same way day after day. Before you know it, you feel like you’re in a rut. The only way to get away from this is to make a decision to break free by doing something unique. Try a new haircut. Wear colors that are unusual for you. If the need is there, consider a new career. Pursue expansion.
Cancer June 22-July 22
If your lifestyle is considerably different than that of others, resist feeling self-conscience about it today, Cancer. Try to remember that you chose the life you have for specific reasons. Even if you’ve come to a point where you’re considering a change, there’s no need to feel badly, ashamed, or embarrassed about where you are now. Everyone has to make his or her own way. If this conforms to the norm, that’s fine. If it doesn’t, that’s fine, too.
July 23-August 22 An enhanced feeling of determination could motivate you today, Leo. Finish the things that aren’t complete and make some plans for this evening. Don’t hesitate to take on something that feels complicated or big. Chances are you’ll be able to handle most anything and it will feel great when it’s finished. Enjoy your day by making the most of opportunity.
August 23-September 22
Feeling the effects of today’s energies, Virgo? Take heart if this is the case, because the end of the tunnel isn’t as far away as it seems. Do your best to take things one step at a time and see about making some plans for a little fun this evening. Get together with friends or take in a movie. Help yourself feel better by staying busy and focused and follow up with some recreation. Before you know it, the aspect will pass and you’ll be back to normal.
September 23-October 23 Consider making some plans for a vacation or short getaway, Libra. Looking forward to something fun can make even the toughest of days far easier to handle. You’ll be amazed how much you can manage when there’s an end in plain sight. Your entire attitude can lighten. So take the bull by the horns and create an incentive for yourself. Do something special to reward the hard work you do day after day.
October 24-November 21 Don’t judge someone if he or she has a different lifestyle than what you consider to be OK, Scorpio. You probably lean toward the traditional, yet not everyone feels this way about relationships, working, or lifestyle. While it may seem impossible to understand and even frighten you, try not to be too harsh on those you deem odd. You’d be better off using that energy to keep your own life on track.
Sagittarius November 22-December 21
Friends seeking advice or a shoulder to cry on could be plentiful today, Sagittarius. You’re one of best people to give them the support and care they need. Just be sure that you don’t give so much to others that you don’t have anything left for yourself. True friendship is about sharing and the exchange of problems and help. Running yourself down will leave you in a place where you aren’t going to be much help to anyone.
Capricorn December 22-January 19
Getting through today shouldn’t pose too big a problem for you, Capricorn. You may feel a huge second wind that can give you the drive and determination to see your chores and projects through. Make some plans for this evening, such as getting together with friends or taking in an event that really intrigues you. Until then, go about your tasks bit by bit. You’ll get things finished before you know it.
Aquarius January 20-February 18
Working within boundaries and restrictions could really get to you today, Aquarius. Yours is an independent spirit and your best achievements are often born of doing things your own way. Yet like it or not, we all have to follow guidelines and rules. Do your best to follow suit and finish what needs to be done. Afterward, you may find more freedom to act independently without consequences. Exercise patience and diligence as needed today.
February 19-March 20 Chances are that you’ll feel upbeat and positive today, Pisces. Consider sharing this energy with those around you who are feeling less than content. Your attitude can have a profound effect on friends, partners, spouses, and children. Even neighbors and extended family can pick up on your spirit without you even realizing it. Share your optimism with everyone you can today. If you see someone hurt or angry.
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It has The beenKashmiri a normalstudents practiceshould in thehave sumknown that they availing all aloof the mer capital thatare people keep and do provided not associate themselves facilities by Govt. of India mostly with the electoral process. and the government of the country It hasthey always recorded where live and make the theirlowest carpercentage and it is because this rier. It is unfortunate that theyof are that whosoever wins goes through swayed by emotions without caring with a thin margin. Definitely the for the emotions of others and are inlow percentage in Srinagar and dulging in such acts which could furother places is not a good indicather complicate future and cretor for therest their of the elections left. ate many more By doing so Perhaps the problems. election commission they haveresponsible also put their in lot is also forparents low turnout of inconvenience as everybody is not because there was no public awareaffluent and does not have enough ness campaign launched in the valmoney spend onthe thepeople education of ley to to motivate to partheir wards. are people who ticipate in There the electoral process. Barring some advertisements here barrow the money or sell the properand in their of favorite newspaty forthere the education their children. pers they did nothing to attract the It is the duty of the children to respect young and them the hard voters work and toil convince of their parents that their vote is very pressure for who do everything for their educatheirThey ownshould well being. It is doing unfortion. refrain from tunate that everybody takes the such acts. As they are young hence the things very lightly and no concrete university authorities should take a steps are taken to make democracy passionate view and should nowmassgive a tool in the hands of general them one more chance and should es. The low turnout is not a good not spoil career.which The UP omen fortheir the state hasgovt. been should alsoto keep age in subjected thetheir pooryoung performance view and withdraw the people cases against of various Govts. The are fed them, particularly the case treason. up with politicians andofwant that their be of properly As theyproblems are young,should the govt. Utter addressed but unfortunately the Pradesh and the University instead of situation is otherwise andproving it is evcoming heavily on them and ident from the dis-interest harsh, should instead be politeshown and by the people. lenient on them.
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Drinking Water Facility for Villages
ive crore people living in over one lakh habitations in villages in our country do not have access to safe drinking water even today. According to official figures twenty two per cent rural families have to walk for at least half a kilometer or more to fetch water (mostly it is the women who have to bear the burden). The percentage of such families is the maximum in Manipur, Tripura, Odisha, Meghalaya, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh. Fifteen per cent of households in villages depend on uncovered wells and other unimproved sources like rivers, springs, ponds for drinking water. Also eighty five per cent of all drinking water resources in villages are based on underground sources of water and in many of these areas water is contaminated. Only 30.80 percent of the rural population has access to tap water. In fact there are only four states which have been able to bring fifty per cent or more of the rural areas under piped water supply. Many of the states are yet to fully comply with the Supreme Court order on supply of potable water in government schools. The latest available data shows that less than the 44 per cent government schools in villages have drinking water facility. During the national consultation in Delhi held recently on the progress of national rural drinking water programmers and related issues , it was revealed that in spite of this unsatisfactory scenario with regard potable water availability in villages many of the states have failed to fully utilize the funds allocated by the centre under the various heads of NRDWP. To achieve the objective of providing drinking water facilities to all the villages, the Government is bringing about a major paradigm shift in the National Rural Drinking Water Programme in the XIIth
Five Year plan period. In the backdrop of over extraction of ground water in most parts of the country, the emphasis is to shift away from ground water to surface water. The focus would be on piped water supply and minimizing the use of hand pumps. The target is to ensure individual household connections to at least 35 per cent of the population in villages by 2017 against only 13 per cent today. In order to encourage the villagers to take water connections, the Government is roping in Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA). A recent order said the ASHAs will get an incentive of 75 rupees for motivating each of the families in villages to take individual household tap connection. The states can use the money from the support funds allocated to states under the NRDWP. The norm of 40 litres of water per capita per day( LPCD) in villages was set way back in 1972 but now under the 12th five year plan , it is being increased from 40 to 55 litres .In the 12th plan the target is to cover at least half of the population to get 55 LPCD water within in their house hold premises or within 100 meter radius. Once the states are able to increase the per capita availability of drinking water, it will help in bridging the gap to some extent between urban areas and rural areas. Under NRDWP, States have the flexibility to fix their own supply norms. The Drinking Water and Sanitation Minister Bharatsinh Solanki has urged the states to aim at 55 LPCD , this he says will enable higher level of household connections and reduce the burden on women and girls in fetching water from hand pumps and public taps as well as reducing risk of contamination. Quality of drinking water availability is a major concern in villages many parts of the country are affected by contamination of arsenic and fluoride, which are considered
the most hazardous in terms of their effect on health. In the budget proposals for 2013-14 Rs 1,400 crore will be provided for the setting-up water purification plants as there are still 2,000 arsenic and 12,000 fluoride affected rural habitations in the country. Then there are contaminants like iron, salinity uranium and pesticides. The centre is assisting States affected with Chemical contamination of drinking water, and those States which have cases of Japanese and Acute Encephalitis Syndrome through a provision under the NRDWP by allocating 5% of the NRDWP funds for Improving the quality of drinking water Given the growing importance of water quality issues, under the 12th plan dedicated funding will be provided to States with quality affected habitations, over and above the normal NRDWP allocation to the State. Highest priority will be given to arsenic and fluoride affected habitations. Part of the funding would also be made available to tackle bacteriological contamination in the priority districts with high incidence of Japanese and Acute Encephalitis Syndrome as identified by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Unfortunately many of the states like Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Kerala, and Uttarakhand & Tripura are yet to submit proposals to get the benefit from 5% Water Quality earmarked fund. World over lack of drinking water and sanitation facilities account for over nine per cent of the diseases and more than six per cent of deaths. In our country where more than half the population resorts to open defecation, the situation is worse. It is in this scenario that major emphasis in the 12th plan is strengthening convergence between rural drinking water supply and rural sanitation by taking up
villages covered with piped water supply to get Open Defecation Free status priority and vice versa. The 12th plan draft document says that all government schools and anganwadis in government or community buildings will be provided with water supply for drinking and for toilets as per relevant quality norms by convergence of NRDWP for existing schools and Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan and for new schools set up under SSA. For private schools this will be enforced the right to education provisions. All community toilets built with public funds and maintained for public use will be provided with running water supply under NRDWP. Care will be taken to ensure that minimum distance is maintained between the toilet systems and water sources, to alleviate the problem of nitrate contamination. A part of NRDWP outlay will be set aside for integrated Habitat Improvement Projects to provide housing, water and sanitation facilities in rural areas at par with urban areas. Participation of the beneficiaries especially women in drink water supply schemes is also proposed. In another initiative Solar powered pumps will be provided for implementation in remote, small habitations and those with irregular power supply by converging subsidy available under Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. Waste water treatment and recycling will also be an integral part of every water supply plan or project. India is fast becoming a water stressed country and over and above everything else there is need to generate awareness about protecting drinking water sources from contamination, regular testing of drinking water sources, conserving rainwater in tanks and ponds, water recharge and water saving devices so that everyone in the country is able to get the basic facility of drinking water.
Measures to Check Cheating of investors by Unscrupulous Companies
heating of investors by unscrupulous companies takes many forms, such as: ‘vanishing’ after raising money through public offers; illegal collection of deposits in violation of Section 58A of the Companies Act, 1956; floating sham ‘Collective Investment Schemes (CIS)’ in violation of SEBI Act; collecting money from public by posing as ‘Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs) in violation of RBI Act; and resorting to ‘Ponzy’ or money circulation schemes under the Prize Chits and Money Circulation Schemes (Banning) Act, 1978. The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has taken action against ‘vanishing companies’ which have raised funds through initial public offer but thereafter are not traceable. The Ministry has also taken action against certain companies which have failed to repay deposits to public violating Section 58A of the Companies Act, 1956. Complaints of cheating by companies which promised high rates of interests to investors, have been received against 87 companies. In these cases Inspection under Section 209A/ Investigation under Section 234 of the Companies Act, 1956 has been ordered. Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) also looked into the affairs of 669 companies whose operations were in violation of SEBI (Collective Investment Schemes) Regulations, 1999. The amount collected by these companies was about Rs 7,435 crore. Out of these companies, 75 have been wound up and the money refunded to the investors. A total of 552 companies were prosecuted; convictions have been secured in 124 cases. RBI also regulates deposits / investments of the public with Non- banking Finance Companies (NBFC) that are registered with RBI. Complaints received against companies posing as NBFC’s and Unincorporated bodies indulging in cheating
/ fraud are forwarded by RBI to the Economic Offenses Wing of the State Police for investigation and further action. There are certain companies which have floated fraudulent investment deposits mobilizing schemes (also called ponzi schemes) under various guises and are liable for action under the Prize Chits and Money Circulation Schemes (Banning) Act, 1978. This Act is administered by Ministry of Finance (Department of Financial Services) through the State Governments. The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has constituted a Steering Committee to develop a “Fraud Prediction Model” aimed at generating alerts for prevention of fraud and malfeasance. It is also proposed to revamp the existing Market Research & Analysis Unit (MRAU) in the Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) to enable it to function as an intelligence unit. Giving a fillip to the early establishment of a state-of-art Forensic Lab within the premises of SFIO in the national capital; and the development of a Comprehensive Early Warning System (EWS) for detection of corporate fraud and malfeasance at the earliest, three important MoUs have been signed by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. These MoUs are: Between Director, SFIO ( which functions under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs) and Director, National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT), a scientific organization under the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology; Between Joint Secretary, Ministry of Corporate Affairs and Director, Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU-IND), an agency under the Ministry of Finance; and Director, SFIO and Director, FIU-IND. As per the Memorandum, NIELIT will set up a state-of-art Forensic Lab within
the premises of SFIO - with a total outlay of Rs. 3.80 Crore on a turnkey basis, to be completed in two phases. The MoUs signed with FIU-IND will lead to better and faster exchange of information between the three Government entities. FIU has been playing a pivotal role in the collection and dissemination of information on suspicious banking transactions under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002. FIU-IND has been helping both the Ministry and SFIO from time to time by supplying information on suspicious banking transactions. Having access to banking information as well as expertise of FIU, the MoU will help SFIO in conducting its investigation in a more effective manner. These initiatives will facilitate development of a comprehensive EWS for detection of fraud and malfeasance at the earliest. The concerned regulatory agencies of the Central Government have adopted different measures aimed at sensitizing the public of the need to be cautious while making investments into schemes, etc. The Ministry of Corporate Affairs conducts Investor Awareness Programs (IAP’s) for making the public aware of the various instruments of investments available to them. Similarly, RBI issues notice in newspapers regularly to caution the public against the design of entities in collection of deposits illegally. Editors of Newspapers are also sensitized to exercise caution for accepting advertisements pertaining to acceptance of deposits by un-incorporated bodies. Presently, RBI is in the process of undertaking a comprehensive campaign aimed at alerting the public against falling prey to the Ponzy schemes and other monetary mal-practices. SEBI also conducts Investor Awareness Programs in cities / towns across the country and has recently launched publicity campaigns through electronic and print media.
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Published on Apr 30, 2014
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