Nirbhaya of Mandsaur battling for life

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Indore: The condition of ‘Nirbhaya’ of Mandsaur – the seven year old girl who was brutally raped and inflicted serious wounds all over her body – who is now being treated in Maharaja Yashvantrao Holkar Hospital here is said to be stable.

The doctors treating the minor rape victim, admitted to ward number 15 of Pediatric Surgery Department at MY Hospital said that she has been operated upon twice. A gynaecologist and a paediatric surgeon are constantly attending her. Doctors told media-persons that the She has severe injuries on her neck, hands feet and private parts that were inflicted by the rapist.

Madhya Pradesh Chief MinisterShivraj Singh Chouhan said that he would urge the courts for speedy trial and conviction of the accused through fast track court.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday (30 June 2018) condemned the kidnapping and rape of the 8-year old girl in Mandsaur (western Madhya Pradesh). He has demanded speedy juistice and punishment to the culprits. “The brutality this young child was subjected to sickens me. As a nation, we must come together to protect our children, he said in a message posted on social media.

There has been massive protest in mandsaur over the kidnapping and rape of the minor girl on 26 June. People want the culprits to be hanged.

Police have arrested two persons in this case. Two days after the arrest of 20-year-old Irfan, the Police arrested 24-year-old Asif on Friday. Irfan, who has been remanded to Police custody till 2 July, named Asif during interrogation as his accomplice in the heinous crime.

#BreakAadhaarChains;Public hearing in Mumbai on June 30

Suresh Ediga

On June 30, 2018, millions of people will lose access to their rations, to MNREGA job and wages, to their LPG subsidies, to old age pensions, disability benefits, scholarships, and over a hundred other such welfare benefits. The singular reason for this widespread exclusion? Aadhaar.

How did this happen, despite explicit Supreme Court orders that no one should be deprived of any entitlement for want of an Aadhaar? How has the government gotten away with expanding the Aadhaar scheme far beyond the 6 schemes allowed by the SC, and in-practice mandatorily at that?

On June 30, at the #BreakAadhaarChains event in Bandra (Peasants and Workers Party office (शेकाप ) Fishermen colony behind Swami Vivekanand Udhyan
(Landmark: Near Fisherman statue mahim S V Road Mahim Mumbai – 4 pm to 7 pm), we will introduce you to people who have already suffered such exclusion. People whose very existence has been denied by the government and the Unique Identification Authority of India in their brazen attempts to whitewash Aadhaar. Worse, the government touts exaggerated Aadhaar savings claims via depriving such people of the be benefits to which they are entitled by law.

We believe that citizens need to collectivize urgently and make their presence felt on the various issues relating to Aadhaar. Irrespective of the Supreme Court’s judgment, the Aadhaar menace will have to be curbed legislatively as well.

Our expert panel comprising Ex Justice Hosbet Suresh, Prof. R Ramakumar, Ms. Sucheta Dalal, and Adv. Bapoo M Malcom will deliver the people’s verdict, along with their views on Aadhaar and the citizen’s relationship with the government.

The event is part of a series which began in Chennai on June 24 with a talk by legal researcher Ms. Usha Ramanathan. On June 26 there were events in Bangalore and Thane. More events are being planned closer to the monsoon session of Parliament, in Kerala, Telangana, Delhi, and other places.


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CIC instructs United India Insurance Company to review crop insurance delivery mechanism

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New Delhi: The Central Information Commission has instructed the CMD, United India Insurance Company Ltd. to review the whole delivery mechanism in respect of the Crop Insurance Policy pursued by them and undertake remedial action wherever necessary.

Through the CIC order, passed today by central Information Commissioner Bimal Julka in response to a series of appeals by a number of individuals, the United India Insurance Co. Ltd, (Regional Office, Sahara Chambers, Tonk Road, Jaipur- 302015) has been instructed to furnish all the details sought by the Appellants, free of cost, within a period of 15 days.

In respect of the matter concerning two appelants, the Commission has instructed the CPIO to provide a certified copy of the list of individuals whose premium amount was deposited with the bank, alongwith any other associated correspondence to the Appellants within a period of 15 days to facilitate the flow of information.

On perusal of the replies given by CPIO in all the matters, the CIC has pointed out that a cyclostyled response was provided without diligent and careful examination of the information sought. Hence, the Commission has placed on record its displeasure to the CPIO over the casual manner in which the RTI application had been dealt with by the Public authority. The CPIO has been warned to be extremely careful and vigilant in handling RTI petitions in future, failing which the Commission has said that it
would initiate penal action under Section 20(1) of the RTI Act, 2005.

Some appeals were related to the RTI applications seeking information regarding certified copy of action taken after survey and note sheet of correspondence, survey report, video in C.D. and photos taken during the physical survey. A couple of other appeals were regarding information sought under RTI regarding certified copy of action taken concerning letters sent to the RM/UII, customer care officer; photocopy of rules/provision in the MOU signed by the State government and UIICL concerning the time period for getting the claim settled, the name and address of the First Appellate Authority etc.

Plane crashes in Mumbai; 5 killed

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Mumbai; A small 23-year old aircraft that took off from the Juhu airport on a test flight crashed in the Ghatkopar area here this afternoon.

Five persons, four on board, including two pilots and two technicians, besides a person on the ground were killed in this ghastly accident.

According to available reports, the ill-fated aircraft was acquired by UP government in 1995 and was later sold to a Mumbai-based aviation company.