Aditya Thackeray, the Yuva Sena chief is reported to have faced Temporary Account Block on social networking site , Facebook , considering he might not be the real man! Facebook asked him to mail a copy of his identity-proof to get the account activated which he did and got his account resumed.He has been using the account since last 6 years and never faced a problem ever before.The email sent to him had the subject ” Disabled Fake Name ” and wanted him to send identity-proof to avoid permanent block!
“The enactment of the RTI is the first significant achievement of the UPA government. This is the first single piece of legislation to ensure transparency and delivery by the government,” Sonia Gandhi had declared in a public rally in New Delhi , in March 2010.
And now the same Right To Information Act seems to have created trouble for her where a Chennai-based RTI activist V Gopalakrishnan had asked for details of Sonia Gandhi’s Income-Tax returns from 2000 to 2011. Revealing the same has been denied, as per sources. The Party is backing her by saying that these information are already with the Income Tax and other concerned departments and revealing such information in public may end up being misused.
Well, it is the Congress which has always held its head high when it comes to taking the credit of RTI and that is worth praising but what is the point of such Act if it does not apply on all the Indians ? What does the party mean by using the word misused ? What is there in the return which if made public would be misused ? Is there any point of such Act which is partial ? Is it not moulding the Act as per convenience ? Why is Mrs Gandhi the special one in this regards ? If this be the case, all the political leaders may shy away from revealing facts in public by giving the same excuse of information may be misused !
While the BCCI keeps denying the rift between Team India’s Captain MS Dhoni and Vice-Captain , Virender Sehwag, the ongoing Commonwealth Series has exposed their discontent in the media. Captain’s statment about seniors needed to be more active on field to his rotation policy has all been debated by Sehwag. BCCI terming it as media speculation and terming it as minor difference of opinion may not help Team India’s overall performance.
BCCI vice president Rajiv Shukla when questioned, said, “I don’t think there is any rift within the team. It’s media speculation. We have not asked for any report on this from Australia.”
Recent news confirms that BCCI chief Srinivasan had a word with Team manager asking him about the matter.
Well, reasons might be any but a team which rarely wins and that too with minor margins and mostly losses and with huge should be more bothered on its Team performance rather than playing the blame game. Dhoni has been heard criticizing seniors quite a number of times but he does not speak about the young blood like Sharma,Raina, Yadav and Ashwin. The question is why does he blame only the seniors ? While he plays his knock almost every other match but equally blames only the seniors, on the media. Are the new kids coming to do net-practise in matches, that they should not be questioned ? Other than Virat Kohli, there has been no young player who is consistent at present. Hope the captain is not being partial!
Moreover, it is the captain’s responsibility to co-ordinate and take out the best of all the players. Rotational policies if applied for seniors why do they not apply for other regular non-performers ? Is it just because they are young ? Is it just because they can jump a little higher or may save 20 odd runs on the field? What about scoring them with the bat or bowling the opponents out ?
At an International level and being a World Cup Winner, a team is expected to be more professional with its approach both on and off the fields. Rather than taking out frustration on team members, the captain and vice-captain should concentrate on improving individual games and overall team performance.
Known more for his extremist path, in the early 90s, Yasin Malik , the JKLF chairman is writing his autobiography. Once a prominent face against Kashmiri Pandits in the valley, has declared, he would write everything about himself and his journey in life, so far!
Yasin Malik entered politics in 1984 as a student leader and after failing in his peaceful efforts of a separate Kashmir he grabbed arms and turned an extremist by 1989. In 1994 he decided to give up weapons and adhere to peaceful methods to seek his goal. He played a crucial role in driving away Kashmiri pandits out of the valley.
Supreme Court’s decision on 4-5 June 2011 Ramlila Maidan Crackdown!
February 23rd 2012 – The Supreme Court today held both Baba Ramdev and the Delhi Police responsible for the Ramlila Maidan crackdown on 4-5 June 2011.
The Supreme Court declared the State Government and the Delhi Police could have avoided the voilent incident and also agreed that people were assaulted by police on the night. However, it also concluded that complains should be regsitered against the aggressive supporters of Baba Ramdev and the cops who assaulted the crowd as both the parties were responsible.
Compensation of Rs 5 Lakhs to the victim Rajbala, who died of wounds was announced for the family and Rs 50,000 and Rs 25,000 for critically and slightly injured people ,respectively was also announced. Baba Ramdev was asked to compensate 25% of the amount and rest by Delhi Police.
Latest news on the incident of Saif’s alleged fight with South African businessman Iqbal Meer Sharma as explained by the victim is that Saif was accompanied with 3 friends and Kareena and Iqbal had asked the management of the restaurant thrice to ask Saif and friends to speak slowly. Failing to deaf ears, Iqbal and his father in law decided to go downstairs in the restaurant and asked their food to be brought down. While he and his father-in-law was heading down , Saif who had gone out of the restaurant was heading upstairs,crossed them and started being abusive and asked Iqbal to look for a library if he wanted peace and when Iqbal’s father-in-law tried to stop them , he ended up punching him and then his friends also joined him and Iqbal and his father-in-law was kicked and punched!
Saif of course has a different story to narrate. He was taken in custody and was released on bail of Rs 15000 and he counter-filed a case accusing of being hit first by the elderly man (father-in-law). He also claimed doubts of Iqbal’s nose being broken and instead said he received a hit on his eye by the elderly man resulting which he could not stop himself.He claimed CC TV footage inside the restaurant would reveal facts about he being charged at first. Although he apologized and repented the incident in media.
The most interesting claims came from the neighbours of Iqbal Meer Sharma who say that both Saif and Iqbal were old friends and all this is nothing but publicity stunt for Saif’s upcoming movie ‘Agent Vinod’.
Well, it is only Saif and Iqbal who know what is the truth and for us it is a momentary news to gossip about !
Feb22nd 2012- This time it is Saif Ali Khan who got in a tussle with S.Iqbal , a South African businessman of Indian origin at the Wasabi restaurant in Taj hotel,Colaba. At around 12:30 am the incident took place when Mr Iqbal asked Saif sitting with Kareena on the other table, to speak softly. On this Saif responded by asking him to look for library instead of asking him to speak slow. Soon the argument turned physical and the businessman ended up getting his nose broken by Saif’s punch, as accused by the victim. He got treated and lodged a complaint against Saif. Cops are yet to trace the actor to take him in remand after questioning, under IPC 325.Of course this is a bailable offence.
A California-based company Ebeeze LLC owned by Varang Thaker has been charged for cheating on many American customers, who applied for pay-day loans. They would seek assistance from Indian Call-centres which would call these people up and often threaten them regarding paying back their previous debts !
According to the Federal Authorities, the Federal Trade Commission’s complaint claimed Mr Thaker obtained people’s Social Security and Bank Account information, who had inquired about or applied for, and even obtained online payday loans in the past and would seek help of Indian Call-Centres to convince these people to pay their debts which the company was not at all entitled to collect.
The district court has ordered banning such calls!
Mamata Banerjee meets Manmohan Singh on 22nd February 2012
West Bengal Chief Minister , Mamata Banerjee is scheduled to meet Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh today 22nd february The topic of discussion range from NCTC which she has been opposing and has managed few more chief-ministers to raise their voice against. The National Counter Terrorism Centre which would be a centrally controlled body in various cities to counter terrorist activities would give rights to the body to arrest anyone it finds doubtful , on grounds of terrorist activities. Some states however feel this is against the Federal Structure of the Constitution where the Central Government would intervene into State Affairs and administration. Mamata tops the list of opposers of NCTC. Also issues to be discuss are Farakka Barrage and Gorkhaland.Mamata Banerjee claimed that the Central Government did not reveal that the Farakka Barrage has tow damaged sluice gates which allow Bangladesh extra water during dry seasons. Gorkhaland Territorial Administration issue is also to be discussed under which the implementation of same is yet to happen while the tripartite agreement has already been signed.
Reasons of Conflicts Between Mamata Banerjee and Congress led UPA government in the recent past :
Mamata Banerjee has raised her voice against the ruling UPA in the past on issues relating to the FDI, Pension Bill,Lokpal and Fuel-Price Hike. And it is also noteworthy that relations between Congress and Trinamool Congress have remained tensed in the state of West Bengal after TMC won the elections. In the recent past,Mamata Government has also been denied extra aid from the Government which she felt was mandatory for the smooth running of the state. UPA has so far managed to retain its ally TMC, intact with it but TMC’s tussle with the Central Government and its policies have also been prominent.
NCTC : Mamata strongly believes that this would be against the Federal Structure of the Constitution where the role of Central Government would be beyond guidelines and would hamper State administration procedures.
Lokpal Issue : Mamata Banerjee was upfront on opposing Congress framed Lokpal Bill as she is of the view it would surpass the powers of State Government and would be conflicting.
Fuel-Price Hike: Mamata Banerjee has never entertained fuel-price hike imposed by the Centre.
Change of name of Indira Bhavan to Nazrul Bhavan : Issues related to changing names of Indira Bhavan which was Late Jyoti Basu’s residence and was known as Jyoti Bhavan to Nazrul Bhavan after the name of Bengali poet Kazi Nazrul tensed relations between both party workers . The Congress workers held rallies and protest marches against the change of name.
Mamata since then claimed CPM and Congress jointly act against TMC in the state.