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Monday, January 21, 2019

China and Singapore are developing so because no Jantar-Mantar is there to protest: Giriraj Singh in corporate summit

By on Monday, January 21, 2019

Ishita Rai;New Delhi
Union Minister Giriraj Singh on Saturday said, “China and Singapore have not to face the hurdle for the development because they don’t have to deal with the agitation like Jantar-Mantar. The state minister MSME, Giriraj Singh, said this statement in Gndhi Nagar during Vibrant Gujarat Summit.
Mr Prasun Mukherjee,the vice chairman of Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industries, before the speech of Giriraj Singh in summit, said, “in spite of being small country, Singapore has achieve a grand economic development.”
Minister Girira Singh moved to stage exactly after Prasun’s speech, said, “Mukherjee was talking about the GDP of Singapore. I muttered myself, --Mukherjee Sahib, Singapore possesses no Delhi…and no Jantar Mantar -- where do the people make their gathering to protest there the Government policies.”
He added, “China also has no Jantar Mantar, so it does not face the hurdle of development.”
Jantar Mantar is place near parliament in New Delhi where do the people stage their protest and this place is seen a spot of protest under democratic way in the country.


Whether the opposition is the pawn of corporate rivalry: Nirmala Sita Raman

The Defence Minister Nirmla Sita Raman has said on Saturday alleging the opposition making false propaganda against Rafale deal whether the opposition is the pawn under corporate rivalry. She targeted the opposition to defuse the efforts to buy 36 fighter jets.
India’s strategic interest in the reference of Rafale deal, Sitaraman said targeting on opposition in a symposium, “whether India’s interest is at top of your agenda or you are going to be the part of a corporate rivalry anyhow? Whether your intention is to fail this purchase – if this intention is to pause this purchase, it is not in national interest!”
The defence minister said that we cannot be the pawn of corporate to be stubborn over the government constantly, to make false propaganda among or misinformation to the people. She said, “since the Modi government came in power, the middlemen have been barred from the entry of defence ministry.’

In the deal of Rafale fighter jets, the purchase of each jet has increased about 41.42% than its earlier rate. A news paper published this report has been the cause of new contention between the government and the opposition.



Sunday, January 20, 2019

WHERE ARE JOBS IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTORS Mr PRIME MINISTER?

By on Sunday, January 20, 2019

Despite being the world’s fastest-growing major economy, India’s employment rate declined from 43.5% in January 2016 to 40.6% in March 2018, a recent report by the credit ratings agency CARE states.
The growth rate has tapered. In financial year 2018, for instance, employment grew at a mere 3.8%, compared with 4.2% in the previous fiscal. India’s unemployment rate shot up to 7.4 per cent in December 2018. This is the highest unemployment rate we’ve seen in 15 months.
The rate has increased sharply from the 6.6 per cent clocked in November. The climb to 7.4 per cent also indicates that the small fall in the unemployment rate seen in November was possibly an aberration in a trend that indicates a steady increase in the unemployment rate. The 30-day moving average of the unemployment rate had climbed up much ahead by January 6 2018, to 7.8 per cent. The count of unemployed has been increasing steadily.
Over the year ended December 2018, it increased by a substantial 11 million. Correspondingly, the count of the employed is declining. In December 2018, an estimated 397 million were employed. This is nearly 11 million less than the employment estimate for December 2017.This is a very large fall in employment. Note that the sample of December 2018 is broadly the same as the sample of December 2017.
Therefore, the difference in employment is not because of a difference in the sample. In terms of employment prospects, beneficiaries of the 10 per cent reservation for economically weaker sections in the general category, which was passed in Parliament last week, will face a steadily shrinking jobs pool in the central government, Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) and even banks, official figures show.
The latest data compiled by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) on recruitment over the last three years through the main agencies — Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), Staff Selection Commission (SSC), Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) — show a declining trend in selection and recruitment, from 1,13,524 cumulatively in FY2015 to 1,00,933 in FY2017.Separate data from the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises show that the number of employees in CPSEs declined from 16.91 lakh in FY2014 to 15.23 lakh in FY2017. But for a small increase in FY2017, there is a steady decline in the numbers over the last four years.

TABLE-1 RECRUITMENT THROUGH UPSC, SSC, RRB/RRC IN LAST THREE YEARS

YEAR
NUMBER OF UPSC
CANDIDATES
NUMBER OF SSC
CANDIDATES
NUMBER OF RRRB/RRCs
CANDIDATES
TOTAL
2014-15
8,272
58,066
47,186
1,13,524
2015-16
6,866
25,138
79,803
1,11,807
2016-17
5,735
68,880
26,318
1,00,933
SOURCE-DoPT
TABLE-2 NUMBER OF PERSONNEL EMPLOYED IN CENTRAL PUBLIC SECTOR ENTERPRISES (CPSEs)

YEARS

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES(IN LAKH)
2013-14
16.91
2014-15
15.87
2015-16
15.21
2016-17
15.23
SOURCE-MINISTRY OF HEAVY INDUSTRIES AND PUBLIC ENTERPRISES TABLE-3 GROUPWISE DISTRIBUTION OF EMPLOYEES IN BANKING SECTOR
YEAR
OFFICERS
CLERKS
SUBORDINATES
2014-15
7,29,964
3,76,608
1,84,970
2015-16
7,71,064
3,61,531
1,68,339
2016-17
8,28,594
3,60,381
1,60,916
SOURCE- COMMERCIAL BANK RETURNS
However, if the number of contractual and casual workers were to be excluded the number of those employed by CPSEs was 11.31 lakh in FY2017 compared to 11.85 lakh in FY2016, a reduction in employee strength by 4.60 per cent.
The government does not maintain a centralised database on jobs created or employees retired. In the case of banks, RBI data show that while the total employment has increased by about 4.5 per cent, the hike was on account of the hiring of officers. Recruitment in the two other job categories namely, clerks and subordinate staff has gone down nearly 8 per cent between FY2015 and FY2017.

WHY PRIVATE SECTORS ARE NOT PRODUCING ENOUGH JOBS

A report from rating agency CARE, released in October 2018, revealed that India's employment scenario is not looking good. It said job growth in corporate India moderated to 3.8 % in fiscal year 2018, from 4.2 % in the previous fiscal and the problem is most severe with smaller companies.
The report, based on an analysis of over 1,600 corporates, said smaller companies with net sales of less than Rs. 500 crore have witnessed a contraction in employment growth, while larger companies with over Rs 500 crore sales had a positive employment growth in 2017-18.
This comes on the heels of GDP growth projections, both by global and domestic agencies, placing India at the top of the world growth chart and is giving us Goosebumps with the thought that once again India is set to beat China on growth rate. But the fact is GDP figures do not make much sense to the common man if there aren’t enough jobs to go around.
The problem is going to multiply manifold if the jobs are not generated with sufficient pace in smaller companies, as the CARE survey says because that's where the majority in the economy of 1.3 billion people are employed. The CARE figures confirm the fears of a jobless growth in the economy, which is a political setback for Narendra Modi who is set to seek the public's mandate in less than four months from now.
A decline in the job numbers would also give room to multiple questions--What happened to the famed start-up promotion our PM has been advocating from Day One, the Skill India campaign that intended to generate jobs, the numerous calls to foreign investors to put more money on the table on stalled projects to revive the economic momentum. The private investment scenario too doesn't look good.
Recently, economy monitoring agency, CMIE, said private sector investments continue to remain low. Logically, this has had an adverse impact on stalled projects, which according to CMIE is on the rise. Its data says Indian companies announced new projects worth Rs 1.49 lakh crore in the quarter ended September 2018, down 41% from the previous quarter, and 12% lower than in the same period last year.
If one looks deeper at the numbers, the problem is mainly in the private sector, which is refusing to put fresh money on the table. That is the root of unemployment because unless fresh money comes to the economy, the question of new jobs doesn’t have much relevance.
The fact is new projects aren’t taking place because investors aren’t too optimistic about the economic scenario on the ground. Crucial land, labour reforms are pending even now. The current situation, in a way, is reminiscent of UPA’s period of ‘jobless growth’ characterized by a phase of high GDP growth, but with no corresponding job creation on the ground. Critics pointed out then that unless the fruits of high economic growth reach the job seeker, the whole growth-talk is a farce.
 The displeasure on the ground on account of lack of jobs is a nightmare to any incumbent who is seeking a public mandate to return to office. Acknowledging the job problem is important, as one of Modi’s ministers did recently in the context of agitations in Maharashtra. But, many of the top ministers at the Centre continue to downplay the problem often picking up convenient data points that aren’t widely accepted. If not properly addressed, for a large economy like India, the dissent on the ground on rising unemployment can be unsettling. The tag of the world’s largest growing major economy may not be enough to calm job seekers.
UMA SHANKER SINGH IFS, PhD

Thursday, January 17, 2019

8 Charges proved against Prof Nishith Rai, VC, DSMNRU Lucknow

By on Thursday, January 17, 2019
The slapped 8 charges on, Dr Nishith Rai, former VC DSMNRU Lucknow, have been found correct. The ongoing inquiry report against Prof. Rai has been  submitted in a meeting held under the chairmanship of CM, Yogi Aditya Nath.
Giving a copy of this report to Prof Nishith Rai he has been asked to put his explanation till January 23.
The general council shall take its final decision after the reply and shall send its recommendation to the Chancellor and Governor of the state. 
The removed VC of Rehabilitation University, Pro Rai, was contemplated with the serious charges; namely, holding two posts, tampering in his date of birth, malpractices in the teachers appointments and in the research work admission and filing of the forged documents in the court.  
Removing him from the post in this connection an inquiry last year in February had been set up under the committee headed by retired Justice Shailendra Saxena.
The committee investigated the matter and taken the information on the record over the charges from Prof. Rai.
The inquiry report was put up before the the General Council on Wednesday. Mr Praveer Kumar, secretary and VC, has told here that the council has been apprised that the charges framed over Prof. Rai have been found proved.
The council has directed to give a chance of one week to Prof. Rai to explain his side in this connection.
The general council shall hold a meeting in this regard abiding one week time. The Recommendations after the decision taken shall be sent to the Governor. Prof. Rai’s tenure is going to end on 27th January this year.

The new PhD ordinance and the affiliation rule for the University were put up before the council meeting. However there was no discussion in detail on this issue. The members were assigned the copy and said that if they are to advice on the tabled matter, they can put their views; while it is to put in the next meeting again.
     The framed charges are:
  1. Lien on two posts or simultaneous working on the vice chancellor and the Director of Urban Development Centre Lucknow University.
  2. The foul played in the appointments and formed selection committee arbitrarily
  3. Manipulation in his own date of birth.
  4. Unruly removal of registrar and finance officer
  5. admission taken in research work against the rule
  6. Given the affiliation to the colleges against the rule.
  7. Foreign trip against the rule.
  8. Filing the forge documents in the court.
  9. Prof. Nishith Rai has said, he has not yet seen the report.


Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Rajpoot Karni Sena UP protested Samjawadi party spokesperson

By on Tuesday, January 15, 2019


Protesters at Samajwadi party office in Lucknow on Monday this week
Kshitiz Kant;Lucknow
Sri Rajput Karni Sena Uttar Pradesh staged a protest against Samajwadi Party Spokesperson Sunil Sajan in front of Samajwadi Party Office at Lucknow on Monday this week.
The people in a crowd were protesting and chanting slogans against Sunil Sajan, spokesperson of Samjwadi Party and they were demanding from the party president to intervene in this matter and to express his regret by removing Mr. Sunil Sajan from the important post immediately.
It is noticeable, Mr. Sunil Yadav Sajan on 9th of January had spoken during a debate on a news channel about Rajputa: ‘Angrezon Ka Ghulam.’
Mr. Aditya Vikram Sahi, State Secretary of this Organization, said, ‘this is insulting that Mr. Sajan told Rajputas were the slave of the English.’

It is not only insulting, but also spreading enmity and disintegrity among the unity of society, he alleged, which we cannot tolerate from any person, any social organization or any political parties. The statement of Sunil Sajan is not only stemming up resentment among the youth, but also is a show off downgrade thinking. It also proves that the historical Knowledge of spokesperson is idle. Despite the lack of Knowledge in history, such filthy and venomous thinking cannot be dubbed appropriate to discourse before the society.
He added that the spokesperson has not yet apologies even in spite of being protested through the different mediums of the society on this dirty statement, and nor Samajwadi party has yet taken any action against this spokes person who tried to create a nuisance of social harmony.



Monday, January 14, 2019

Incidentally we will fight strongly our battle in fray: Congress

By on Monday, January 14, 2019
Kshitiz Kant; Lucknow
Targeting the BJP, Mr. Ghulam Nabi Azad, the National General Secretary of Indian National Congress, has said  that the Prime Minister of our country, Sri Narendra Modi Ji, has been posing the question since the election of 2014 till now that the Congress had done nothing in the past 70 years when his government is to go. 
He was addressing in a press conference held in Lucknow at Neharu Bhawan UPCC Sunday this week.
He said, we seriously want to clarify here that Modi Ji cannot hide his flaws behind noising so. 
None can forget the services of Nehru and Gandhi's works for the country. Everyone of the country understands it that the Congress since the freedom fighting and post independence has taken the decision and worked for the country.
He said, “we begin with the farmers: here we say the congress has been not only fighting for the farmers from pre independence, but also continues for the post independence. 
He recalls the agitation of Champaran under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi; Green Revolution under the leadership of Indira Gandhi, which was unveiled by Pt Nehru.”
The Zamindari abolition is a big post independence work by Pt Nehru. Pt Nehru, by Zamindari abolition, striping the lands from the rich and Nawabs, allocated to the poor working peasants who might have been of any caste and creeds. Later he had constructed the dams for the purpose of irrigation, which helped the production of electricity in the country.
The food grain shortage was at high when the country got independence; today the farmers are feeding whole India and exporting some of its part to other countries, he said.
We have brought the bill of land acquisition in the favour of farmers, which provides them the rights to sell land on their own will and are being paid 4 times cost if their land are acquired by the government. 
He said Rahul Gandhi is the only leader who is the voice of farmers today; he has been constantly working for the rise of farmers. 
Recently Rahul Gandhi had promised with the farmers, which we have fulfilled? We have waived the loans of farmers in the states where the congress led government is in power. 
We are not like BJP.  BJP and Modi what had assured to the farmers that they would waive the loans of farmers; would give them Rs15 lakh in each account; would bring back the black money, did nothing. This is the difference between the BJP and the Congress.
We have made a provision of 50%reservation in the district board Panchayat for the women empowerment in place of 33% reservation.
Mr Azad said in his reply of a question to media, we hadn’t said any statement about the Grand Alliance; it has been stemmed up by the media. We had talked about the alliance; the fight in fray is only between the Congress and the BJP – who desire to defeat the BJP are welcomed in our alliance, but there is no pressure. 
Many parties are to join; the parties are able to know whose interest are how much to defeat the BJP? 
Congress negotiation is going on in many states –  at the end of this month, our alliance shall be cleared about: 'which parties are with the Congress?'
He said other parties leaders to achieve their political mileage used to talk about the Bofors; then came 3 times PM Atal Bihari Bajpai Ji; now the PM Modi Ji – mere all they confused the public; none was able to give a result of corruption against Congress party since then till now.
He added that the party workers are pleased to hear that the congress is going to fight on 80 seats; none is in despair.
The present survey report says that the unemployment rate in India is 3.52% while it was 3.42% in the year 2014. Buntline correspondent asked:
Whether the Congress shall provide the employment 1 crore during its future 5 years tenure if it comes in power?
He replied this question, "Our manifesto includes the provision, for the farmers, for the MSME, for the employment, for ending unemployment, for the government employees, for the security of women and if we come in power at the centre, we will waive the loans of all the farmers."


Saturday, January 12, 2019

Motorbike borne man plunges into roadside ditch; and got serious injury

By on Saturday, January 12, 2019

Kshitiz Kant
A man, 55, resident of Rajaji Puram C-block, fell into a roadside ditch which was dug for the pillar erection on Talkatora road Lucknow on Friday evening this week.
Mr Anuj Srivastav, when he was going on Talkatora Road, near Millarea police outpost he could not assess a ditch ahead for the pillar that is to be erected for the flyover bridge from old Haiderganj upto Balajimandir, and he plunged into it where he sustained a serious injury.
The eyewitness who helped him to drag out from the depth told the correspondent that the man was inebriated condition; suddenly he could not control the bike and barged into the pit.
He was rushed to the nearby Avtar hospital where he got first aid assistance, and then his kin carried him somewhere else.

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

HASINA’S WIN IN ELECTION AND DEMOCRACY OF BANGLADESH

By on Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Election Commission secretary Helal Uddin has announced that the Awami League-led coalition has won 288 of the 300 seats. The Jatiya Oikya Front (National Unity Front), a rainbow alliance led by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party that had called for a silent revolution in the ballot boxes, has won just seven seats.
The United Nations on Friday called for an independent and impartial investigation into the December 30, 2018 election in Bangladesh in which Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina won a third straight term amid accusations of violence and voting irregularities.
Hasina's ruling alliance won more than 96 percent of the seats contested in Sunday's election, which was marred by accusations of ballot stuffing, voter intimidation and violence that killed at least 19 people. Opponents rejected the election result, but Hasina and her Awami League have denied any impropriety, saying that the polling was peaceful and there was enthusiastic participation from her supporters.

SHE HAS MUFFLED MEDIA
While the Opposition was being wiped out, the Hasina government consolidated its influence and control on the media. The arrest in August 2018 of photographer Shahidul Alam, who was detained for posting live videos on face book criticizing the government’s response to the 2018 road safety protests, was seen as a challenge to freedom of speech in Bangladesh, with several calls seeking his release.
 Alam was later released on bail, but the incident served to add to Hasina’s image as an authoritarian leader. Such challenges to her authority have, however, been rare. In the run-up to the elections, a majority of the television news channels, with Ekattor and Ekushey TV leading the pack, openly sided with the ruling Awami League. Ekattor TV, which gets its name from the 1971 Bangladeshi Liberation War (Ekattor is 71 in Bangla), is vocal about its support to the “liberation war spirit”, a euphemism for support to the Awami League.
In January 2015, another channel, Ekushey TV, broadcast live a speech and press conference from London by Khaleda’s son Tarique. The government responded by cracking down and arresting its chairman Abdus Salam in an earlier case lodged against the TV station under anti-pornography laws. Within months, a pro-government business tycoon, Mohammad Saiful Alam, took over the channel’s ownership. There is only one channel called NTV, a news channel owned by a BNP leader, has been able to survive despite being critical of the government, though it has had to tone down the criticism.
The two top newspapers, The Daily Star in English and Prothom Alo in Bangla, have, however, managed to remain firm in their opposition to the Hasina government. This is, despite Mahfuz Anam, editor of The Daily Star, being slapped with 83 sedition and defamation cases in 2016. The reporters from this paper were not allowed to cover the PM’s events for the last few years. In recent months, even Prothom Alo’s reporters were denied access.
Top advertisers, including telecom companies and multi-national companies, were asked not to advertise in the paper and their revenue has fallen by about 30 per cent.
The latest attack on critics is a bill regulating online publishing and social media, which parliament approved at the end of September last year. Its draconian provisions include prison terms of up to 14 years for those who spread “propaganda” about the war in 1971 in which Bangladesh won independence from Pakistan. (Sheikh Hasina’s father led the independence movement; she is so vitriolic about his opponents that she could be accused of propagandising herself.)
 Another vague clause bans the posting of “aggressive or frightening” content. Sheikh Hasina says the bill is necessary to prevent the spread of radicalism and pornography, but journalists are terrified. 
CHIEF JUSTICE SK SINHA IS A LIVING TESTIMONY OF HER AUTHORITARIANISM
In her fourth stint overall, she has combined it with ruthless dominance over the country’s political landscape, stamping out any hint of opposition and almost decimating the Awami League’s main rival, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, and imprisoning its leader Khaleda Zia on a Rs 1.73 crore corruption charge.
Zia was arrested in February 2018 after being convicted of embezzling money intended for an orphanage, but the lady Prime Minister of Bangladesh has been acquitted by court. Bangladesh's High Court quashed a $2 billion corruption case against Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina, involvement in the awarding of three offshore gas fields to Canadian firm Niko Resources.
The court, which began the final hearing on the Hasina's petition on Wednesday, quashed the 2007 case involving of  the awarding three offshore gas fields to Canadian firm Niko Resources during her first term as prime minister, according to the Star online.
I shall like to explain how she works with judiciary with an example which illustrates her ruthless character to begin with. Hasina’s run-ins with the judiciary are a glaring example of and a proof of her rising authoritarianism.
In 2017, Bangladesh Supreme Court Justice, S K Sinha, was allegedly forced to resign as he scrapped parliament’s authority to impeach Supreme Court judges.
 While the Hasina government has always denied the charge, in A Broken Dream, a tell-all memoir, Justice Sinha who now lives in Canada in exile writes that on October 1, 2017, a day before the court was to hear an appeal on its impeachment ruling, he was invited to a late-night meeting where the president, the law minister, the attorney general and Prime Minister Hasina repeatedly pressed him to rule “in favour of the government”.
“The prime minister appeared to be blind for retaining power and her only objective was how to control the Supreme Court for coming to power in the next election. Her approach was unethical and unconstitutional,” Sinha writes.

RAMPANT HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS
Human rights organization Amnesty International has warned against a growing crack down by authorities on peaceful protests and freedom of expression in Bangladesh.
In its annual report, the international rights body claimed that criticism of the government in Bangladesh, or the family of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, triggered criminal cases which were the reflection of an increasingly hostile environment for freedom of expression.
“The government proposed a new Digital Security Act, which places even greater restrictions on freedom of expression than the notoriously abusive Section 57 of the Information and Communications Technology Act,” the report claims.
“The rights to freedom of peaceful assembly continued to be severely restricted, as members of the political opposition were stopped from organizing rallies and meetings. The activities of NGOs continued to be restricted through the Foreign Donation (Voluntary Activities) Regulation Act.
Enforced disappearances persisted, mainly targeting the political opposition and their supporters,” it adds. Highlighting a case in November 2018, where more than 30 homes belonging to Hindu families were reportedly ransacked, looted and torched in Thakurpara village in Rangpur, Amnesty flagged Bangladesh alongside other countries in South Asia where minorities are unsafe.
“South Asia remains one of the most dangerous regions to be a member of a religious minority. Muslims in India and Sri Lanka, Shi’as in Pakistan and Afghanistan, and Hindus in Bangladesh have all come under attack over the past years. In each case, the governments have failed to protect them, been mute to their fate, or even encouraged a climate of hostility.
The exodus of nearly 650,000 Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar to neighbouring Bangladesh was branded the fastest-growing refugee crisis in recent times. “At the end of the year, their prospects for the future remained very unclear, and the enduring failure of world leaders to provide real solutions for refugees left little reason for optimism,” Amnesty warns.
 USA in its internal report (2018) says explicit details of human rights condition. The most significant human rights issues included: extrajudicial killings, torture, arbitrary or unlawful detentions, and forced disappearances by the government security forces; restrictions on civil liberties, including freedom of speech, press, and the activities of non-governmental organizations (NGOs); a lack of freedom to participate in the political process; corruption; violence and discrimination based on gender, religious affiliation, caste, tribe, including indigenous persons, and sexual orientation and gender identity also persisted and, in part, due to a lack of accountability. Trafficking in persons remained a serious problem; as did restrictions on worker’s rights and the worst forms of child labor. 
OPPOSITION POLITICAL PARTY IS DECIMATED
Ruhul Kabir Rizvi, the BNP’s senior joint secretary general and the man who has emerged as the party’s face, holding its daily press conferences, has been staying in the BNP’s Naya Paltan office for the last six months. He has over 20 political cases against him and he fears he will be arrested if he steps out.
The police and the district administration’s officials both have been refusing us permission to hold public rallies and they have no option, but to hold only local-level meetings in constituencies or go on door-to-door campaigns. Public rallies are the privileges of ruling elites only. Rizvi also complains that Hasina hasn’t extended to Zia any of the courtesies due to a three-time prime minister, keeping her in a dilapidated jail “with rats and cats”.
Zia, 72, is housed in the 19th Century Dhaka Central Jail, which has been turned into a courtroom to try the BNP leader and where she is the only inmate. Zia, who suffers from diabetes and arthritis, is allowed an attendant in jail. Rizvi alleges that Zia’s access to her family members, brother Shamim Eskander, sister-in-law Kaniz Fatema, and sister Selina Islam is restricted to fortnightly visits.
“If they allow the families to meet on Eid, then they cancel the fortnightly meetings. Last Eid, they did not allow the family to bring her home-cooked food. Hours after the Election Commission declared her victorious, Hasina, flanked by her advisors, H T Imam and Gowher Rizvi, admitted Bangladesh was a “nascent democracy” unlike many other democracies and said, “I can’t accept authoritarian and military regimes. I am running the country very liberally. But I will not allow terrorism, drugs and corruption, and I will do my best to save our people from these ills.” And then, in a room gleaming with chandeliers and golden curtains, she added, “I am the Prime Minister of the country, of all the people, not just of a party.” On the lack of an Opposition space, she quipped, “Bengalis love to talk… there are so many talk shows on TV.”
Writer is retired IFS

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They are the incompatible, filthy and opportunists alliance: BJP

By on Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Kshitiz Kant; Lucknow
The UP BJP spokesperson, Hero Bajpai targeted the former chief minister and SP chief, Mr Akhilesh Yadav, and has quipped why is being he so jitter?
He added that the BSP chief Mayawati’s preach to Akhilesh, ‘don’t be distress’, shows that the alliance of corrupts is the grand alliance of fear, which is a meaningless concept to the public interest.
The Parliament is being paused in which way including where congress is trying its hands – all they are on bail under the allegation of economic offence in National Herald case.
The spokesperson has said that if SP chief is clean, why is he being fearful with the investigation?
Mr Bajpai said that the BSP and the SP both are accusing BJP in which way for misusing the CBI, tell us duo that when they had been the supporting puppets of then congress government in centre for the past 10 years tenure, whether it was a  pressure of CBI? or this support had been given by ignoring public interests on account of an incompatible, filthy opportunist.
This opportunist, corrupt and filthy alliance has been tied only to remove the developing angel our Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. A huge wealth accumulated having committed corruption by the corrupt parties’ leaders on the path of dynasty. The principle of affirmative consciousness in the politics by Modi ji has grown a fear among them.  In spite of being maligned of her modesty in the guest house, the Aunt has allied with the nephew.
He said that Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati Ji both are appeasing each other and the congress is supporting duo.
He added that actually, SP-BSP and Congress trio are saving each other on the issue of corruption.
The same old alliance has emerged in a new shape. He said that the BJP government is working with the determination of clean mindset and perfect development.