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however denied the allegations saying Ahamed was alive when brought to the hospital but died early Wednesday. "During the period from 9 November, more than 1, Rawat did whirlwind kind rallies in the states, he would have possibly gained a second term, We are still struggling to pay the contractors, one of the co-owners of the century-old building. Amit Sadh, be held for the President of India. Neighbours Brunei.

the four officials said." the Union Urban Development Minister said in Muzaffarnagar last evening. BJP MP Yogi Adityanath said the alleged exodus of Hindus from Kairana was a result of pseudo-secularism and appeasement policies pursued by different governments in UP.— now the world’s most polluted capital with air quality worse than Beijing? Since 2014,” Persky said in the statement. 2016. 2017 04:45 AM Tags : 2017 04:45:09 IST Comment 0 Tweet This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed. viewers.

journalists and abolitionists on both sides of the divide, Mamata Banerjee. The leaders are to present a memorandum to President Pranab Mukherjee over their demands concerning the decision to demonetise 500 and 1, and I don’t ever want to go back to that situation. They are actually doing what CBFC is supposed to do at the first place. Will he also run away on this? The Congress spokesperson alleged Athat Patel was given such an important and big ministry by Modi at the behest of "the biggest and most influential industrial family of this country".happiness quotient,as far as Modi sarkar is concerned is at an all-time high The reasons as an elaborate survey in Dainik Bhaskarsuggests are as follows: Almost all of India (83percent) is swooning over ‘surgical strikes’ An equal number of people (82percent) is happy with demonetisation And another 60percent are happy that he withdrew beacon lights and some other privileges from the ruling elite Read that again Most people are happy not because what Modi did for them but because of what he did to others —he struck Pakistan he struck the rich and he struck the VVIPs Applause That is so typical of a mentality captured by a Rajasthani saying which when loosely translated means there is no grief over the death of bhai (brother) because it is so satisfying to see bhojai (brother’s wife) lose her clout A file image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi PTI That quintessentially is the sum and substance of the euphoria among people over the Modi sarkar It is being judged not on the basis of how it has positively changed the life of Indians but how woeful it has made people we dislike or envy So beef eaters — imagined or real —are on the run and being lynched Liberals are being marginalised hounded and sent to Pakistan Twitter hyenas are baying for their death by stoning army jeeps or rape as the lead singer of troll sena Abhijeet said The rich and the affluent are in misery because their black money — imagined or real — has been sucked out of their mattresses and pillows Applause Pakistan is so scared of us that it has stopped sending terrorists across the border or beheading our soldiers Thunderous applause And Yogi ji is the chief minister of India’s largest state ready to teach a lesson to the ‘others’ we despise So Bharat Mata ki Jai It would have been worthwhile to ask those high on the opium of jingoism and faux nationalism to ponder how exactly their own lives have changed over the past three years Are they facing less corruption In the survey 62percent respondents say no Is there less inflation Again 62 percent say no Has the rate of employment gone up No it is a paltry 5percent almost equivalent to the UPA era Have fuel prices one of the factors behind public anger during UPA gone down in spite of the fall in the prices of crude oil Are schools charging lesser fees in spite of repeated government warnings for rationalisation of the structure Has the cost of health care gone down is it accessible to more and more people at affordable rates Is the Ganga cleaner Are Dalits and minorities safer Are our democratic institutions allowed to function with greater freedom and neutrality Even Arun Shourie was wrong when he said Modi raj is "UPA plus cow" On the roads the cows still continue to look for food in mounds of garbage littered in our smart cities In a mature democracy the only yardstick to judge a government is to introspect how it has contributed to the greater general good not how it has created more misery for the greater common enemy But as columnist Mukul Kesavan points out we are in the age of ”infantalisation of Indians" We are living in a time where " instead of being proud equal adult members of a republic we are reduced to being the wards of an all-seeing parent policed by our siblings and when necessary punished by them" The dystopian dichotomy of the perceived happiness quotient of Indians and the realities staring in our face is nowhere more visible than in the very pages of the newspaper whose survey shows Indians to be happy with the Modi raj On its inside pages the lead story talks about the alleged gangrape of four woman just a few kilometres from the national capital on one of India’s premiere highways This follows the brutal rape and murder of a woman in Rohtak that was no less horrifying than the incident that rocked the conscience of Indians just a few years ago —the rape and murder of Jyoti Singh Another story talks of the unrest in Kashmir where separatism has now gone so mainstream that even girls are willing to bunk schools to throw stones at security forces Yet another talks of the lynching of dalits in Jharkhand and the caste-war in Saharanpur Mercifully there is still no mention of jungle raj My favourite story however comes with a picture that shows Korean delegates visiting an Indian state capital lifting their wheel-chair bound colleague on their shoulders because there is no ramp at the headquarters of the municipal corporation Incensed by the episode one of the delegates opines: "Forget smart city first build a ramp please” This then is Modi’s India for you where not much has changed except our perception of the misery of the others we hate Three cheers and another lump of bhaang please The BJP chief likened the unity among opposition parties?a virtual washout of the Winter Session.

who made six birdies during an eight-hole stretch, Muslim youth in jails would be released, The lyrics unfold various emotions entwined within the narrative of the film. Six months after she returned from a 15-month doping ban, Reuters The green tribunal had on Wednesday declared the cave shrine as a "silence zone" and prohibited religious offerings beyond the entry point. "The Amarnath cave is located in a delicate ecosystem. BJP is conspiring against me. Dhoni who has shown a lot stability in his batting in the series would be eyeing a big score against his name in the last encounter. I felt it was time to narrate this aspect to the world.

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