With 38 Kumaraswamy New CM

BENGALURU: The three-day-old Kumaraswamy government in Karnataka today won a vote of confidence without a contest, with the BJP MLAs walking out of the Assembly before the floor test, in an unexciting end to the 10-day high-voltage political drama after the polls yielded a hung House.

It turned out to be a smooth sailing for the 58-year- old H D Kumaraswamy, as BJP members trooped out of the House after Leader of the Opposition B S Yeddyurappa’s blistering attack on the “unholy” JD(S)-Congress coalition.

Kumaraswamy’s motion seeking the confidence vote was declared passed by voice vote by Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar in the absence of the BJP MLAs.

Kumaraswamy described the BJP walkout as “escapism”.

The first signs of the BJP conceding defeat in the numbers game were visible when it pulled out its candidate Suresh Kumar from the race for the Speaker’s post, saying it had decided to honour the parliamentary tradition that the presiding officer should be chosen unanimously.

Congress’ Ramesh Kumar was elected the Speaker unopposed.

The JD(S)-Congress coalition had claimed the support of 117 MLAs in the 224-member House with an effective strength of 221.

While the Congress has 78 MLAs, Kumaraswamy’s JD(S) has 36, and BSP 1.

The alliance also claimed support of the lone KPJP MLA and an independent.

As Kumaraswamy had won from two constituencies, the 104-member BJP needed seven more MLAs to defeat the motion.

But like on May 19, when Yeddyurappa failed to muster support of as many lawmakers required to anchor his government’s ship safely, and stepped down, the BJP did not go for a showdown.

Seeking the trust vote, Kumaraswamy asserted the Congress-JD(S) coalition government would complete its five- year term, while maintaining he was conscious that his party JD(S) does not have a majority on its own.

“I am pained that people have not placed their trust in me,” he said, as he moved the motion seeking the vote of confidence of the Assembly in his government.

He, however, said the the coalition government will be “stable for five years”.

“We will work for the people. We are not here to fulfil our personal interests,” he said, adding neither he nor the members of his family ever hankered after power, and spent most of their time in politics seated in opposition benches.

The chief minister said there was a “blot” on JD(S) supremo and former prime minister H D Deve Gowda after he (Kumaraswamy) joined hands with the BJP to form a coalition government in 2006.

Kumaraswamy said he was now relieved as that “blot” on his father’s reputation caused by his act of aligning with the BJP has been removed (with the formation of a secular government).

Deve Gowda had strongly opposed Kumaraswamy’s decision to form a coalition government with the BJP.

He also said the government was committed to waiving farm loans, as promised during the elections.

Kumaraswamy accused the BJP-led government at the Centre of using its agencies like the Income Tax department and the Enforcement Directorate against its political rivals.

He alleged that “fake documents” had been created to claim he had floated a company in Malaysia and had “huge” properties there.

“An ED fellow asked me about it. I am ready to face any inquiry,” Kumaraswamy said, asserting he would not be cowed down by such bullying tactics.

Before staging a walkout, Yeddyurappa launched a stinging attack on Kumaraswamy, saying the chief minister was known for his acts of “betrayal”.

The BJP under Yeddyurappa had propped up the JD(S)-led government in 2006 as part of a power sharing arrangement of rotational chief ministership.

After Kumaraswamy had completed his 20-month term and Yeddyurappa’s turn came to become the chief minister, the JD(S) withdrew support in seven days.

Yeddyurappa told the Congress members that Kumaraswamy and Deve Gowda would “finish” their party.

“The father (Deve Gowda) and sons will finish the Congress,” Yeddyurappa said, adding he had no problem “if you want to be onboard the sinking ship of Kumaraswamy”.

Dubbing the JD(S)-Congress alliance as “unholy”, he said the two parties had defied the popular mandate which was in BJP’s favour.

“The JD(S) lost security deposit in 121 constituencies and did not win even a single seat in 16 districts,” he said, adding the coalition dispensation was a “government on daily wages”.

Today’s confidence vote was the second in less than a week, and on both occasions the BJP baulked at the prospect losing the numbers game and chose to avoid voting.

Yeddyurappa, who was sworn in as the chief minister on May 17, had stepped down two days later in the face of impending defeat without going through the motions of a floor test.

Kumaraswamy had taken oath on Wednesday in a grand ceremony where a galaxy of top leaders of anti-BJP national and regional parties were in attendance, in a rare show of unity ahead of the Lok Sabha polls next year.

The JD(S) leader’s real challenge will now be the expansion of his ministry, with leaders in the alliance already jockeying for Cabinet berths and plum portfolios.

The trust vote over, the MLAs of the ruling coalition, kept in a luxury hotel and a resort over fears of poaching by the BJP, would walk to freedom.

Delhi High Court delivered a split verdict over PMNRF

A division bench of the Delhi High Court on Wednesday delivered a split vredict over PMNRF  have made a reference to the Acting Chief Justice,” the bench said.

Central government’s standing counsel Jasmeet Singh said that Justice Bhat held that PMNRF is a public authority, whereas Justice Gaur noted that PMNRF is not a public authority. The bench was hearing PMNRF’s plea challenging a single judge’s order of November 19, 2015, dismissing its petition against a 2012 Central Information Commission (CIC) order, asking it to disclose the details of its institutional donors.

The division bench had earlier stayed the operation of the CIC order till further direction, saying the matter required consideration. PMNRF had approached the single judge in 2012 challenging the CIC’s order, which had said: “We are of the view that the details of the institutional donors should be placed in public domain and disclosed to the appellant (Aseem Takyar).”

However, the CIC had said it would not be appropriate to direct the Central Public Information Officer (CPIO) of PMNRF to disclose the names of the recipients and beneficiaries of the fund. Takyar had sought information regarding PMNRF, including the names and particulars of donors and beneficiaries from 2009 to 2011 under the RTI Act.

Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operative Sheikh Abdul Naeem chargsheeted by NIA

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday filed a chargesheet in a Delhi court against suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operative Sheikh Abdul Naeem and nine others for allegedly preparing to revive the terror outfit’s activities in India on the directions of Pakistan-based handlers.

The NIA filed the final report before the court of District Judge Poonam A Bamba, naming ten persons, five of whom have been arrested, while five were absconding. The chargesheet also names two persons who have turned approvers. The accused were charged under various sanctions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, Passport Act, Aadhaar Act and Arms Act.

Get in touch with public and unite them : Kanhaiya

Former JNU Students Union President Kanhaiya Kumar on Friday said there was a need to get in touch with the public and unite them through communication to save the democracy. Kumar was speaking at an event ‘Building An Inclusive India Citizens Conclave’ on the topic titled ‘Democracy and Dissent’.

“We have to get in touch with public and unite them. The first mode of communication is through language. There is so much ignorance among the public, because one feels that even if he is ignorant, he can still make it big. Even they are ‘bhakts’, instead of ignoring them we have to communicate to save the democracy,” he said.

Independent researcher Usha Ramanathan said, “In a democracy like India, the UIDAI project was depriving people of their rights just because they do not clear the biometric test. It doesn’t produce an identity to us, instead it profiles us as fake profile. If a biometric system does not work, you are not you.”

Various other speakers, including activist Jagmati Sangwan, documentary filmmaker Saba Dewan, retired IPS officer Meeran Chadha Borwankar and journalists Rajdeep Sardesai and Siddharth Varadarajan took part in the event.

The three-day event that began on Friday to mark the launch of ‘India Inclusive’, an informal open platform that offers citizens and civil society across the country to network and preserve constitutional values.

The topics that would be focussed during the event are silencing the media, attack on rationalists and human resource development, society’s pluralism, diversity and culture, among others.

+2 CBSE result tomorrow

Chandigarh : The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will release the result of Class 12 examinations tomorrow on May 26. The results time is not announced yet, however, it is expected to be out by 12 pm. This year, over 2.8 million (28 lakh) students appeared for the CBSE Class 10 and CBSE Class 12 examinations. A total of 1.6 million (over 16 lakh) students had registered for CBSE Class 10 exams. For CBSE Class 12 exams 2018, over 1.1 million (over 11 lakh) students appeared for the exam.

check your result at  CBSE – cbse.nic.in


खराब खाने से पत्रकार बीमार

पंचकूला एक प्रेस कॉन्फ्रेंस के दौरान कई पत्रकारों की बिगड़ी तबियत।

पंचकूला के सेक्टर 16 स्थित अग्रवाल भवन में एक प्रेस वार्ता के दौरान खराब खाना खाने के कारण कई पत्रकारों को हुई फ़ूड पॉइज़निंग।

तबियत बिगड़ने पर पत्रकारों को पंचकूला नागरिक अस्पताल में उपचार के लिए ले जाया गया।

खाने के सैम्पल लेने स्वास्थय विभाग की टीम करीब एक घंटे की देरी से मौके पर पहुंची।

सेक्टर 16 के चीमा स्वीट्स से आया था खाने का सामान।

हुडा ने खट्टर सरकार को आड़े हाथ लिया

चण्डीगढ़ 25 मई 2018

हरियाणा के पूर्व मुख्य मन्त्री भूपेन्द्र सिह हुड्डा ने आज प्रदेश की भाजपा सरकार को आड़े हाथों लेते हुए कहा है कि हरियाणा की भाजपा सरकार ने पाँच वर्ष से जारी अनुसूचित जाति के खिलाडि़यों को मिलने वाली मासिक छात्रवृति पर रोक लगा दी है, जो 7 करोड़ 67 लाख 32 हजार रूपये बनती है, यह असहनीय है। यही नहीं इससे पहले अनुसूचित जाति के परिवारों को मुफ्त में दिये जाने वाले 100-100 गज के प्लॉट देने भी बन्द कर दिये।
हुड्डा ने कहा कि एक तरफ तो सरकार डॉ0 भीमराव अम्बेडकर का स्तूति गान करती है, तो दूसरी ओर एक-एक करके अनुसूचित जाति के कल्याण की योजनाओं में भांजी मार रही है। दरअसल भाजपा मन से न तो डॉ0 अम्बेडकर का सम्मान करती है और न ही दलित समाज का। भाजपा केवल अनुसूचित जाति के लोगों को भ्रमित करने के लिए डॉ0 अम्बेडकर का नाम लेती है, जबकि कांग्रेस पार्टी ने हमेशा दलितों के उत्थान व उन्हें उचित सम्मान देने का कार्य किया है। पूर्व मुख्यमंत्री ने सरकार से मांग की है कि दलित खिलाडि़यों की रोकी गई छात्रवृति सरकार तुरन्त जारी करे।
हुड्डा ने कहा कि भाजपा सरकार का किसान प्रेम भी नकली है। किसानों को जमीन कुर्की के नोटिस देए जा रहे हैं, जिस पर कांग्रेस शासनकाल में रोक लगा दी गई थी। कांग्रेस पार्टी किसानों की जमीन की कुर्की का विरोध करती है। किसान की फसलों की खरीद में फजिहत करवा चुकी सरकार से निराश गन्ना उत्पादक किसान भी सड़कों पर है, क्योंकि गन्ना मिलों पर किसानों का सैंकड़ों करोड़ रूपया बकाया है। सरकार न तो मिलों से किसानों का बकाया भुगतान दिलवा पा रही है और न खुद इसके लिए ऋण जुटाने पर गम्भीर दिख रही है। जो भी व्यवस्था करनी है, सरकार शीघ्र करे ताकि किसानों का बकाया मिल सके।
हुड्डा ने कहा कि उपरोक्त दोनों मसलों पर अगर सरकार नहीं चेती तो समालखा से तीन जून से शुरू हो रही उनकी जनक्रान्ति रथ यात्रा के दौरान इसे प्रमुखता से उठाया जाएगा। साथ की तेल और रसोई गैस को जीएसटी के दायरे में लाये जाने के मुद्दे को भी जनता के बीच रखा जाएगा। क्योंकि तेल की आसमान छूती कीमतों से मंहगाई का बढ़ना भी तय है, जिससे आम आदमी का जीना दूभर हो जाएगा।
हुड्डा ने कहा कि भाजपा लाख जतन कर ले वो फिर से हरियाणा के लोगों का विश्वास नहीं जीत सकती। हर मामले में भाजपा की पोल खुल चुकी है व लोग भी सरकार को अवांछित ‘‘ भार ’’ समझने लगे हैं व पीछा छुड़ाने के समय का इन्तजार कर रहे हैं।

सरकारी योजनाओं के लाभार्थी अपना बैंक और पता दोनों बदल सकते हैं : उपायुक्त पंचकुला


पंचकूला, 25 मई- सेक्टर 19 व अभयपुर गांव के जो लाभपात्र डाकघर से अपनी बुढापा, विधवा पेंशन, लाडली व दिव्यांग पेंशन प्राप्त कर रहे हैं, यदि वे सभी लाभार्थी अपनी पेंशन किसी भी बैंक  के माध्यम से प्राप्त करना चाहते हैं तो वे प्रार्थना पत्र के साथ अपने बैंक खाते की फोटो प्रति, आधार कार्ड की प्रति कल 26 मई को सेक्टर 19 स्थित सामुदायिक केन्द्र में जिला समाज कल्याण अधिकारी कार्यालय से आने वाले कर्मचारी के पास जमा करवाएं ताकि उनकी पेंशन डाकघर से बदल कर बैंक में भेजी जा सके।

उपायुक्त मुकुल कुमार ने बताया कि इसके अलावा यदि कोई लाभपात्र किसी कारणवश उपस्थित नहीं हो सकता व किसी अन्य गांव पंचायत, वार्ड व सेक्टर के लाभार्थी भी डाकघर से बदलकर बैंक में अपनी पेंशन करवाना चाहते हैं तो वे लिखित दस्तावेज किसी भी कार्य दिवस को कमरा नंबर 13 व 14, पहली मंजिल, नई बिल्डिंग, डीसी ऑफिस सेक्टर एक में जमा करवा सकते हैं।

उपायुक्त ने आगे जानकारी देते हुए बताया कि जिला समाज कल्याण अधिकारी पंचकूला द्वारा प्रत्येक मास के पहले व तीसरे वीरवार को विभिन्न स्कीमों के फार्म चैक करने के लिए सेक्टर 14 स्थित नगर निगम कार्यालय में जो शिविर लगाया जाता था अब कोई भी लाभार्थी किसी भी कार्य दिवस में जिला समाज कल्याण अधिकारी कार्यालय में अपना आवेदन फार्म चैक करवाने उपरांत किसी भी अटल सेवा केन्द्र (ई-दिशा केन्द्र) में जमा करवा सकते हैं। इसके बाद आवेदन पत्र पर पेंशन लगाने बारे कार्यवाही की जाएगी। उन्होंन बताया कि खण्ड बरवाला, रायपुररानी व मोरनी के निवासी भ्ज्ञी अपनी पेंशन से संबंधित कोई भी जानकारी प्राप्त करने के लिए खण्ड स्तर पर खोले गए कार्यालयों से ही संपर्क करें।

Police File

DATED : 25.05.2018


Two arrested for consuming liquor at public place

Two different cases U/S 68-1(B) Punjab Police Act 2007 & 510 IPC have been registered in PS-11, Chandigarh against two persons who were arrested while consuming liquor at public place. Both later on bailed out. Investigation of the case is in progress. This drive will be continuing in future, the general public is requested for not breaking the law.

One arrested under NDPS Act

Chandigarh Police arrested Dilawar Singh R/o # 604, Village Himmatgarh Dhakola, Zirakpur, Mohali (PB) near T-point, GMSS School, Sector 56, Chandigarh and recovered 25 gram of Heroine / Smack from his possession. A case FIR No. 223, U/S 21 NDPS Act has been registered in PS-39, Chandigarh. Investigation of the case is in progress.

One apprehended for snatching

A lady resident of Sector 45A, Chandigarh alleged that one boy snatched her purse containing cash Rs. 200/- near H.No. 272, Sector 45, Chandigarh on 24.05.2018. Later one juvenile has been apprehended. A case FIR No. 204, U/S 356, 379 IPC has been registered in PS-34, Chandigarh. Investigation of the case is in progress.


A case FIR No. 202, U/S 279, 337 IPC has been registered in PS-36, Chandigarh on the statement of Anish Ahmed R/o H.No. 3466, Sector 25D, Chandigarhagainst driver of Bullet M/Cycle No. CH01BP-8256 who sped away after hitting to a child namely Mohd. Rihan (Cyclist) R/o # 454, Village Kajheri, Chandigarh in front of booth market Sector 42, turn sector 42 B/C, Chandigarh on 23.05.2018. He got injured and admitted in GH-16, Chandigarh.Investigation of the case is in progress.

MV Theft

Sh. Narinder Kumar R/o H.No. 1146, Sector 52, Chandigarh reported that unknown person stolen away Splendor M/Cycle No. CH03Q-1826 while parkednear his house on night intervening 21/22-05-2018. A case FIR No. 201, U/S 379 IPC has been registered in PS-36, Chandigarh. Investigation of the case is in progress.

A lady resident of Sector 47C, Chandigarh reported that unknown person stolen away M/Cycle No. CH01BL-8015while parked in front of her house. A case FIR No. 246, U/S 379 IPC has been registered in PS-31, Chandigarh. Investigation of the case is in progress.


A case FIR No. 143, U/S 341, 323, 506 IPC has been registered in PS-Mauli Jagran, Chandigarh on the complaint ofVikas R/o H.No. 3189, Mauli Complex, Chandigarh who alleged that Rahul R/o H.No. 3190, Mauli Complex beaten/threatened complainant near his house on 24.05.2018. Alleged person arrested and later bailed out. Investigation of the case is in progress.

A case FIR No. 203, U/S 323, 341, 379, 34 IPC has been registered in PS-34, Chandigarh on the complaint of Sh. Inder Jit Arora R/o VPO Lalru, Distt. Mohali, (PB)who alleged that 2-3 unknown person quarreled & beaten complainant near Chowk, Sector-31/32/46/47, Chandigarh on 23.05.2018. Alleged person also took awaykeys of his car and mobile phone.Investigation of the case is in progress.


Sh. Vikramjit Singh R/o H.No. 11,Sector-77, Mohali, (PB) alleged that Sunny, Pankaj & other robbed away mobile phone, cash Rs. 3500/-, ATM cards & documents from complainant near Park, Milk Colony, Dhanas, Chandigarh on night intervening 24/25-05-2018. A case FIR No. 145, U/S 392, 34 IPC has been registered in PS-Sarangpur, Chandigarh. Investigation of the case is in progress.

Your Personal finance in 4 years of MODI Govt.

If one were to pick out a lasting memory from the first 4 years of Narendra Modi government, it would be visuals of the long queues outside ATMs. Demonetisation and the ensuing chaos will probably remain an indelible memory, but the report card must take note of three other factors: formalisation of the economy, financial inclusion and digitisation. None of this impacts you directly or immediately: you don’t get richer or pay less tax, but consistent efforts towards this end mean you get a clean and efficient economy, which then has an impact on tax rate, inflation and financial repression.


Ease of transaction greatly improved with the launch of mobile wallets and ultimately the Unified Payments Interface or UPI, which was launched just months before demonetisation. UPI allows a user to transfer money from one bank account to another instantly using a cellphone and is set to trump the popularity of e-wallets that shot to fame right after demonetisation. E-wallets allow you to make payments without using internet banking, but the wallet itself needs to be loaded first.

“Senior citizens and others who were not using digital payments have taken a lot of effort to understand digital payments. Demonetisation too has had a major impact. Some areas like government, educational institutions or housing societies, who were traditionally cash- or cheque-based have now adopted digital payments in a big way,” said Amrish Rau, chief executive officer, PayU India.

Financial inclusion

The other significant highlight of the government is in the field of financial inclusion. According to data updated on Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana’s website on 9 May, there are about 316 million beneficiaries with deposits of around Rs81,203.59 crore.

If Jan Dhan got the economy banked, insurance through the Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (life insurance) and Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (accident insurance) have given financial comfort at rock bottom prices.

The big bang reform has been the announcement of the National Health Protection Scheme which has the potential to reform the health industry. “The insurance cover of Rs5 lakh is more than what an average individual buys. The scheme will not only increase longevity of citizens of India as it will make medical care affordable and accessible, its biggest boon will be upliftment of the medical infrastructure in rural as well as urban areas,” said Tapan Singhel, managing director and chief executive officer, Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Co. Ltd.


Real estate: One of the big steps forward for better order in the real estate market was the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act (RERA). On 1 May 2016, the sector got its first regulator. RERA focuses on transparency and safeguarding home buyers’ interest by curbing the rampant practice of siphoning off funds from one project to another by the developers leading to construction delays. But the dampener has been in implementation. Even after two years, many states have not implemented the Act completely, which is affecting homebuyers’ confidence and expectation.

Tax rationalisation: The implementation of goods and services tax (GST) is yet another move to increase transparency. GST collapses many taxes into one tax and the idea is to reduce the tax burden and also increase compliance. This is a step towards formalising the economy and a result of efforts such as these has been an increase in the tax base. In the last four years, there has been a substantial increase in the number of returns filed and the amount of tax collected. According to the income tax department, while 37.9 million ITRs were filed in FY14, 68.4 million ITRs were filed in FY18, an increase of 80.5%.

“Removal of cumbersome processes, rationalisation of tax rates, digitisation, and promotion of cashless economy has been a priority of the government,” said Rakesh Nangia, managing partner, Nangia & Co. LLP, a chartered accountancy firm.

Equities: Formalisation of the economy has also meant building confidence in equities as an asset class. In fact, today domestic flows and not foreign institutional investments (FIIs) are supporting the equity market and more and more people are investing in equity systematic investment plans (SIPs). This is important because over the long term and on a post-tax basis fixed income, gold or real estate don’t deliver.

Equity market valuations have remained elevated throughout the Modi government term so far. According to Sahil Kapoor, chief market strategist, Edelweiss Investment Research Ltd, “The policy reforms and objective towards lowering corruption and establishing an institutional structure in certain sectors has resulted in moving towards formalisation of the economy. This, in turn, aids financial inclusion and better direct tax adherence; the direct tax to GDP ratio has grown at an annualised 22% for the last three years. Along with this, focus on inflation has meant that the rally in financial assets was strong.”

The benchmark Sensex index gave around 13.5% annualised returns over the last four years. The BSE Mid Cap and BSE Small Cap indices have done better at roughly 25% annualised returns each.

While the government’s initiatives have been in the right direction, some feel the last-mile detailing has not been its strong point. “Execution has been a shortcoming of the government. For instance, recalibration of ATMs was not thorough. In fact the pricing of the Pradhan Mantri insurance covers is fixed by the government and doesn’t make sense for the insurers as at the current pricing, we are finding it difficult to reinsure these policies,” said a senior insurance executive, who didn’t want to be named. Madan Sabnavis, chief economist, Care Ratings Ltd, said, “Reforms undertaken by the government focus on creating better infrastructure, streamlining economic activity and simplifying transactions, the impact of which will percolate to individuals in times to come. But the reforms have not yet created progressively more jobs and there are few signs that black money has been brought back into the system or redistributed.”

Concerns remain on the job creation front and curbing of black money. The direction is right, but the journey has been bumpy.