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Lal Bahadur Shastri’s family furious as Modi becomes first PM to miss floral tribute

Vibhakar Shastri, the grandson of former prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, on Friday asked why Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not offer floral tribute at Vijay Ghat on the occasion of his grandfather’s 111th birth anniversary.

Former PM Lal Bahadur Shastri

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Vibhakar Shastri, the grandson of former prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, on Friday asked why Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not offer floral tribute at Vijay Ghat on the occasion of his grandfather’s 111th birth anniversary.”The Prime Minister just gives speeches and does not consider anything from the heart. If he would have considered things from the heart, he would have come to Vijay Ghat today,” Vibhakar Shastri told ANI in Delhi.”He uses the slogan of ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan’, but he should have come to pay tribute. He did not even come to the Parliament to pay tribute to Gandhi ji. I don’t understand what kind of a Prime Minister he is. He only talks and makes promises,” he added.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>On his Twitter account, Prime Minister Modi today paid homage to the former prime minister.”I bow to the proud son of India, Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri on his birth anniversary,” PM Modi tweeted.Also Read: PM Modi pays homage to Lal Bahadur Shastri on his 111th birth anniversary5 things you must know about former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri

Nation pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi on 146th birth anniversary

Vice President Hamid Ansari, Union Ministers M Venkaiah Naidu and Mahesh Sharma, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, BJP leader LK Advani and Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad too joined in paying homage to the Father of the Nation.

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The nation on Friday remembered Mahatma Gandhi on his 146th birth anniversary with President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi and other leaders paying floral tributes to him at his memorial here.Vice President Hamid Ansari, Union Ministers M Venkaiah Naidu and Mahesh Sharma, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, BJP leader LK Advani and Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad too joined in paying homage to the Father of the Nation.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Modi, who arrived at Rajghat at around 7:40 AM, offered rose petals to the ‘samadhi’, which attracts a large number of Gandhian followers and admirers today.Clad in a khadi kurta and white pyjama, and a long traditional scarf, Modi, during his brief visit there, paid homage to the Mahatma by bowing his head at his memorial and performing a ‘parikrama’ (circumambulation) around it.”Heartfelt homage to revered father of the nation (‘Poojya baapu ko shat shat naman’),” Modi wrote on Twitter today.He also posted a sepia-toned picture of Gandhi, standing beside a broom, to emphasise the Gandhian vision-driven mission of ‘Swachh Bharat’.Mahatma Gandhi, besides standing for liberty and freedom, also championed the cause of cleanliness, and Prime Minister’s ‘Clean India’ campaign which completed one year today is a tribute to his values.”Cleanliness was very close to Mahatma Gandhi’s heart. Let us reaffirm our commitment for a Swachh Bharat & fulfil our beloved Bapu’s dream. A clean India will enhance our development journey & benefit the poor,” said Modi on the picture post. President Mukherjee also paid floral tributes to the Mahatma at his memorial.An all-faith prayer ceremony was also held on the occasion at the memorial. Both Modi and Mukherjee attended the function during their brief visits.Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit, who arrived along with Sonia Gandhi, also paid homage to the Mahatma on his birth anniversary.Ambassadors of France, Japan, among other dignitaries also attended the function.A large number of school children also gathered at the venue to pay homage to the father of the nation.The nation also remembered former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on his 111th birth anniversary with Prime Minister Narendra Modi leading the nation in paying homage to the leader, who gave the slogan ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan’, at his memorial at Vijay Ghat.”Salutation on the anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri ji (Lal Bahadur Shastri ji ki jayanti par mera pranam,” Modi tweeted.In his message, he also posted a picture, saying, “I bow to the proud son of India Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri on his birth anniversary”.

No let up in Delhi dengue crisis as death toll mounts to 21

New Delhi: A 38-year-old dengue patient died allegedly due to medical negligence, taking the death toll in Delhi to 21, as hospitals across the capital remained flooded with people down with the mosquito-borne fever, prompting the city government to order conversion of 55 dispensaries into ‘Fever and Dengue Clinics’ from Monday.

As the city remained in the grip of dengue, the Union Health Ministry issued a fresh advisory to Delhi government to “intensify” measures to check breeding of mosquitoes after experts warned that the dengue situation may worsen in the wake of fresh showers. So far over 2,000 people have been affected by dengue in Delhi.

Harish Chauhan, a resident of south Delhi’s Deoli village, succumbed to dengue at Batra Hospital. A 34-year-old woman from Kalyanpuri is also suspected to have died of dengue at Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital.

Chauhan’s family alleged that two government hospitals did not extend proper treatment to him for dengue while for five days, Batra Hospital, where he died yesterday, treated him for liver infection.

Deceased’s brother Mukesh Chauhan alleged that they took Harish to Madan Mohan Malviya Hospital on September 11 after he complained of fever and started vomiting but the doctors there asked him to go home after prescribing some medicines.

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In the night, his condition deteriorated and he was rushed to Safdarjung Hospital where he was admitted in medicine ward. Mukesh alleged that though Harish’s condition deteriorated, no senior doctor came to see him despite repeated requests.

“They threw the files at me and asked me to take him anywhere at my risk,” Mukesh alleged adding he was then taken to Batra Hospital where he was treated for liver infection

“They treated him for liver infection for the first five days. On September 17. They told us he had dengue. His condition further deteriorated and he passed away on Friday,” said Mukesh adding Batra charged a hefty amount to hand over the body.

Batra hospital said the patient was brought to the hospital with chronic liver disease.

According to the medical superintendent of Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital, the woman who died this afternoon was a suspected dengue patient. Battling rising number of dengue cases, Delhi government today ordered that 55 government-run dispensaries be converted into ‘Fever and Dengue Clinics’ from Monday.

Health Minister Satyendar Jain directed these clinics to operate from 7 am to 9 pm on all days, including Sundays and holidays, till further orders. “Based on the feedback about practical functioning of these 55 clinics, the government plans to increase the number of Fever Clinics in Delhi, to deal with the current situation in the national capital.

“Staff will be deputed in these clinics in double shifts so that check-ups of people coming here with fever and suspected dengue complaints are done without any delay. These clinics will function in the dispensaries of Delhi government,” Jain said.

Yesterday, Delhi government had decided to immediately increase 795 beds in 48 new private hospitals and nursing homes on a temporary basis by granting them provisional registration certificates for three months.

Government has also added 400 beds to its existing capacity.

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Anna Hazare suspends October 2 hunger strike in New Delhi

Anna Hazare said he received an overwhelming response from the people for the issues he have raised.

Anna Hazare

Social activist Anna Hazare on Saturday said he has decided to suspend his agitation scheduled on October 2 in New Delhi as the Central government allowed the Land Ordinance to lapse and implemented the One Rank One Pension (OROP) for ex-servicemen.”I had decided to launch a hunger strike at Ram Lila Maidan in New Delhi on October 2, on birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri to press for the demands pertaining to Land Acquisition Bill and One Rank One Pension scheme,” Hazare told reporters at his native Ralegan Siddhi in Ahmednagar district.The septuagenarian said he had travelled to various places across the country and held public meetings and rallies to build public awareness on the contentious issues. Hazare said he received an overwhelming response from the people. Several organisations of jawans and farmers had also launched agitation in large scale, which compelled the BJP-led NDA government to withdraw the ordinance and to accept the demands to implement the OROP.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Land acquisition ordinance were unjust to farmers and several farmers’organisations in the country had come out on the streets and launched agitation to protest against the proposed amendments in the Land acquisition bill, he added. Besides, ex-servicemen too had began an agitation for OROP.Hazare also demanded the appointment of Lokpal and Lokayutas and said he would launch a fresh agitation if the government did not implement the same.

Sushma Swaraj, Vasundhara Raje should quit: RSS ideologue Govindacharya

RSS ideologue Govindacharya on Sunday said Sushma Swaraj and Vasundhara Raje should quit on moral grounds in the wake of the Lalit Modi controversy as from common man’s perception they are “guilty”.

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RSS ideologue Govindacharya on Sunday said Sushma Swaraj and Vasundhara Raje should quit on moral grounds in the wake of the Lalit Modi controversy as from common man’s perception they are “guilty”.”They should do it like Advani had done it, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Sharad Yadav. There are many such examples and it will benefit the party,” Govindacharya said when asked whether the External Affairs Minister and the Rajasthan Chief Minister should resign in the wake of the raging row over the former IPL ccommissioner.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>”It seems they(Swaraj and Raje) have given some help. They had good relations…like share issues or Dushyant Singh issue are concerned. From common man’s perception, they are guilty. Even if they resign on moral ground, if they were proved not guilty they can come back,” he told India Today.”The image of party and the government will improve. If they think to fight it legally then the issue will continue to stick as it happened in the Bofors issue,” he said.On External Affairs Minister’s defence that she helped Lalit Modi on humanitarian grounds as his wife was to be operated for cancer, Govindacharya said Swaraj should understand what she has said. “She should be cautious,” he said.

Modi launches ‘DD Kisan’ channel, pushes for farmers’ growth

New Delhi: Making a strong pitch for growth of farmers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday launched a television channel for farmers, DD Kisan, which would provide information about best agricultural practices and related content, to mark the completion of his government’s first year in office.

Launching DD Kisan Channel, Modi lamented that present system had left farmers to fend for themselves and there was a need to make the sector “vibrant and dynamic”.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. PTI

He said the country cannot move forward without their progress and called for increase in crop productivity by 50 percent.

“Why experts from various fields including seed, soil and fertilizer cannot come together to help farmers and increase productivity… The farming community is a big one. And, if we have to take India forward, we will have to take the villages forward,” Modi said.

Linking the issue of malnutrition with low production of pulses, he noted that the country was dependent on imports to meet its requirement of edible oil and pulses and urged scientific community to work with farmers to ensure that there was enough production to meet domestic demand by 2022 when India celebrates its 75 years of independence.

Though his over 40-minute speech dealt with various issues pertaining to farmers and their betterment he did not mention the contentious land bill on which his government is facing stiff opposition, including from NDA allies.

The Prime Minister observed that a study done over 200 years ago has shown that paddy productivity was 15-18 tonne per hectare without the help of advanced techniques and fertilizers, while the average grain production was now only 2 tonne per hectare. The world average is 3 tonnes, he said.

Invoking former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri and his slogan ‘Jai Jawan-Jai Kisan’, which gave a fresh thrust to agriculture and led to a huge increase in grain production, he called upon farmers and experts to use modern science to give another boost to the sector.

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Paid Rs 5 lakh bribe, says imposter who stayed at IAS officials academy ‘illegally’ for months

Dehradun: A special investigation team was constituted on Thursday to probe the case of a woman allegedly masquerading as an IAS official at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Administrative Academy in Mussoorie, officials said.

However, the woman maintained that the academy’s deputy director knew she wasn’t an IAS probationer.

The Uttarakhand government has formed a special investigation team (SIT), headed by a woman police official, which will probe how Ruby Chowdhary managed to stay at the academy for months.

Chowdhary has said deputy director Saurabh Jain knew she was not an IAS probationer. She also told mediapersons that Jain facilitated her gate pass to the academy.

Director General of Police (DGP) B.S. Siddhu said the case is being probed “with all the seriousness it deserves”.

Chowdhary has accused Jain, 38, an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) official from the Kerala cadre, of seeking a bribe of Rs 20 lakh to get her a librarian’s job.

The Mussoorie  academyThe Mussoorie  academy

The Mussoorie academy

She said that when President Pranab Mukherjee visited the academy, she was in the group photograph, hinting at a serious breach of security.

Chowdhary also alleged that Jain had asked her to keep quiet and not report the matter to the media in lieu of Rs 5 crore.

The matter came to light when the advance security detail of the president, who is scheduled to visit the academy April end, scrutinized the list of IAS probationers residing at the campus. It was found that Chowdhary was living on the campus for the last six months as an IAS probationer.

Jain is currently on deputation to the hill state. He has served in various capacities in Uttarakhand and joined as the deputy director of the academy in September 2013.

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SIT to probe how imposter Ruby Chowdhary stayed as IAS official at academy for months

Dehradun: A special investigation team was constituted on Thursday to probe the case of a woman allegedly masquerading as an IAS official at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Administrative Academy in Mussoorie, officials said.

However, the woman maintained that the academy’s deputy director knew she wasn’t an IAS probationer.

The Uttarakhand government has formed a special investigation team (SIT), headed by a woman police official, which will probe how Ruby Chowdhary managed to stay at the academy for months.

Chowdhary has said deputy director Saurabh Jain knew she was not an IAS probationer. She also told mediapersons that Jain facilitated her gate pass to the academy.

Director General of Police (DGP) B.S. Siddhu said the case is being probed “with all the seriousness it deserves”.

Chowdhary has accused Jain, 38, an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) official from the Kerala cadre, of seeking a bribe of Rs 20 lakh to get her a librarian’s job.

The Mussoorie  academyThe Mussoorie  academy

The Mussoorie academy

She said that when President Pranab Mukherjee visited the academy, she was in the group photograph, hinting at a serious breach of security.

Chowdhary also alleged that Jain had asked her to keep quiet and not report the matter to the media in lieu of Rs 5 crore.

The matter came to light when the advance security detail of the president, who is scheduled to visit the academy April end, scrutinized the list of IAS probationers residing at the campus. It was found that Chowdhary was living on the campus for the last six months as an IAS probationer.

Jain is currently on deputation to the hill state. He has served in various capacities in Uttarakhand and joined as the deputy director of the academy in September 2013.

IANS

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