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    Perhaps a case of fence itself eating the crops..

    The real reason behind emergency in Maldives - $30 million bribe to SC judges.






    The Maldives Government is expected to go public soon about the bribes after which the emergency is likely to be lifted.

    The reason behind the February 5 imposition of a state of emergency for 15 days in Maldives by President Abdulla Yameen was not because of the India factor per se. Rather it was a call taken by the president in response to his face-off with the country's Supreme Court (after it overturned criminal convictions against nine of Yameen's opponents and ordered him to free those in jail).

    More precisely, the Yameen government had specific intelligence that two SC judges, chief justice Abdulla Saeed and Justice Ali Hameed, had allegedly taken hefty bribes.

    Maldivian sources familiar with inside details that made the Yameen government take the unprecedented decision of imposing Emergency told this writer that the government had credible information that the two above-named judges had as much as $30 million in their accounts, $15 million each. This money was paid into their accounts in Malaysia.

    Top officials of the government have been talking about the issue of SC judges accepting bribe, though no figure has been disclosed. It is
    believed Malaysian intelligence picked up the details of this transaction and passed on this information to the Maldivian government. (Malaysia and Maldives, both Muslim countries, have very close relationship.)


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    Implementing programmes more efficiently

    These 9 achievements indicate that the Narendra Modi government has surpassed UPA by miles

    Narendra Modi launched a scathing attack against the Congress in the Lok Sabha yesterday and mentioned the various ways in which his government had either improved upon or completed or implemented a novel scheme for the benefit of the economically weaker sections of the country. We look at 9 issues through which the NDA government has definitively surpassed the UPA.

    1. INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT

    During the tenure of the Congress government, the rate of construction of National Highways was 11 km/day whereas the same for the Modi government has been 22km/day during the first 3 years of the Modi government. Moreover, around 80000 km of roads were constructed during UPA-2 whereas around 1,20,000 km of roads have been constructed under the Modi government until now.
    Between 2011-14, optical fibres were provided to only 59 Panchayats, and since Narendra Modi took over, optical fibres have reached over 1 lakh Panchayats.

    During the last 3 years of the previous government, only 12000 MW of renewable energy was produced and under this government, 22000 MW have been producedalready.

    The shipping industry has been revolutionized by the NDA government with millions of rupees of investment and a string of new ports. The industry is set to play a major role in the grand economic story of India.
    2. THE BIDAR KALBURGI RAILWAY LINE

    The Bidar Kalaburgi line was announced by the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government and the foundation stone was laid in 2000. But even after 16 years, including 10 years of the UPA government, the project had not been completed.
    During the UPA regime, only 37 km out of the 110 had been completed. It was only after Narendra Modi came to power that the remaining 73 km were laid and the line was finally inaugurated by the Prime Minister in October last year.
    3. THE BARMER REFINERY

    Read more at: http://www.opindia.com/2018/02/these...-upa-by-miles/

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    Taking care of ally TDP

    A total of Rs 22,113 crores will be paid to Andhra Pradesh as grant for the five- year period.Amid widening rift between TDP and BJP, Centre releases Rs 1,269 crore to Andhra Pradesh for various projects





    Amaravati: The Centre has released a sum of Rs 1,269 crore to Andhra Pradesh under different heads in the last few days amid a strain in ties between the NDA and its ally TDP over allocation given to the state in the Union Budget.

    The gross grant included Rs 417.44 crore for the Polavaram multipurpose project, one of the issues of contention between the allies TDP and BJP.

    "The release (of Rs 417.44 crore) is towards the amount already utilised by the state against the irrigation component (of Polavaram) after 1 April, 2014," an order issued by the Union water resources ministry's senior joint commissioner, RPS Verma, said.

    The Centre, through the Polavaram Project Authority, had so far released Rs 4,329 crore for the project while the state government said it spent over Rs 7,200 crore after it was declared a national project.

    Read more at: http://www.firstpost.com/india/amid-...s-4344713.html
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    Meet our rural scientist
    This 33-year-old Telangana rural scientist is helping farmers with his innovations



    As a 15-year-old, Mallesh created a device which would enable his paralysed mother to operate the fans and lights at home on her own.
    A crammed two bedroom with tools and equipment lying haphazardly in Brindavan Colony of Uppal, Hyderabad is what comprises Bommagani Mallesh’s workshop.

    One day Mallesh hopes to convert this tiny space into a big manufacturing unit that will provide employment to scores of youth.
    The 33-year-old rural entrepreneur from Hyderabad has a doctorate, although he has completed only Class 9. He received an honorary doctorate from the United Theological Research University, Secunderabad for his innovations.

    Mallesh has received wide recognition for his innovations, which include a solar-powered pesticide sprayer, weed remover machine, device to switch water pumps on and off with your mobile, and so on.

    “I want to expand my business and design more tools and products that will help farmers. I am a farmer too. The plight of farmers is sad, they take huge loans uncertain of their productivity. So my innovations are aimed at cutting their costs and increasing the productivity,” he says.

    Read more at: https://www.thenewsminute.com/articl...ovations-75554
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    Here is an Ex-serviceman, now serving the community

    Patent or Padma award, this army man aides rural innovators in the Telugu states





    Palle Srujana has identified more than 200 innovators in the two states. Two of them have even won the Padma Shri!
    "I learnt more in the last 12 years travelling from one village to another than I learnt in 60 years of my life before that. Each story I have heard is unique," says Brigadier (Retd) P Ganesham, beaming.

    Seated in front of a laptop in a simple office, Ganesham sips green tea as he narrates the tale of 'Palle Srujana'. The name, which translates to 'Rural Creation', is a volunteer organisation that works to identify, aid and promote creativity at the grassroots-level in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

    Set up by Ganesham and other like-minded individuals, the organisation travels to villages to identify innovators. So far, they have
    identified more than 200 innovators across the two states, besides documenting close to 2,500 traditional practices.

    Among these, 13 innovators have won the Rashtrapati Award, and two have won the Padma Shri. The organisation has also helped 24 innovators patent their devices.

    "The innovators have collectively generated a turnover of close to Rs 4 crore, affecting more than Rs 5 lakh families," the retired Brigadier said.


    Read more at: https://www.thenewsminute.com/articl...u-states-76296
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    How can a convicted person head a political party, asks CJI Dipak Misra



    Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on Monday questioned the logic behind having a criminal and corrupt person as the head of a political party. He said such a lapse was a huge blow to the purity of the election process.

    Read more at: http://www.thehindu.com/news/nationa...le22729402.ece
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    We do have rich politicians, rich bureaucrats, rich businessman and poor citizens below poverty line.
    India’s Richest Chief Minister Has Assets Worth Rs 177 Crore, Poorest Has Rs 26 Lakh: Report



    The BJP, which has governments in 18 states, does not have a single CM in the top ten list. Six out of the top ten richest CMs are from the Congress and the rest belong to the TDP, TRS, BJD and SDF.

    New Delhi: The Association for Democratic Reform (ADR) on Monday released its report on India’s 31 Chief Ministers, which also included the wealth held by each of them. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N Chandrababu Naidu topped the list of wealthiest CMs with assets valued at over Rs 177 crore. The poorest was Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, with assets valued just over Rs 26 lakh.

    Naidu has moveable assets worth Rs 134.8 crore and immovable assets worth Rs 42.68 crore, taking his total over 177 crore. Following Naidu on the list is Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu with total assets worth Rs 129.57 crore. Rounding up the top three is Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, but the Maharaja of Patiala is a distant third with assets worth Rs 48.31 crore. Telengana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao (Rs 15.15 crore) and Meghalaya CM Mukul Sangma (Rs 14.50 crore) are the fourth and fifth richest CMs respectively.


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    Crores of tonnes of Gold underneath..... Rajasthan may be a rich State

    Rajasthan sits over 11.48 crore tonnes of gold deposits, say experts


    Gold deposits are to be present at a depth of 300 feet under the earth’s surface.(Reuters File/Representative image)
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    Besides gold and copper, scientists have also found traces of other minerals including lead and zinc.


    Nearly 11.48 crore tonnes of gold deposits have been confirmed by scientists and geologists in Rajasthan, with experts claiming that the deposits are mostly located in the cities of Banswara and Udaipur.

    Speaking to the media, N Kutumba Rao, Director General of the Geological Survey of India (GSI), said the deposits were expected to be present at a depth of 300 feet under the earth’s surface.

    Rao said the work for exploration of copper and gold was going on after traces of these materials were found at these locations. The work is also going on in Neem Ka Thana area in Sikar district.

    Besides, gold and copper, scientists have also found traces of other minerals including lead and zinc in Jaipur.

    If the scientists’ estimates are to be believed, there are nearly 350 million tonnes of lead and zinc deposits in Rajpura-Dariba mines.
    Read more at: https://www.hindustantimes.com/india...uURvhuvbO.html

    Gold deposits are to be present at a depth of 300 feet under the earth’s surface.(Reuters File/Representative image)
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    Can a politician, who came to lime light out of luck or favour or vested interest, etc be expected to act as a statesman...?


    Why the Cauvery verdict is a boost for Siddaramaiah ahead of 2018 Karnataka polls



    Neither Siddaramaiah nor EPS were statesmen-like in their approach to the issue, unlike Hegde and MGR in the mid-80s. But all that doesn’t matter now for the K’taka CM.

    An interesting anecdote from the mid-80s when Ramakrishna Hegde and MG Ramachandran were Chief Ministers of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu respectively, is a pointer to the affable manner in which politics was then practised. The story, according to Tamil media reports of that time, goes that when MGR landed at Hegde's residence in Bengaluru during a particular period of Cauvery crisis, the Karnataka CM was not at home, and Hegde's mother offered MGR water to drink.

    “Ask your son to release Cauvery water first as our crop is drying,” MGR is believed to have said.

    When Hegde arrived, his mother told him the reason MGR was refusing to drink water at their home. The same night, Hegde released water to Tamil Nadu.

    In the last week of January 2018, TN Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami wrote to Siddaramaiah, his counterpart in Karnataka, to request a meeting over Cauvery. But the Karnataka Chief Minister who has been busy both with electioneering and the Budget Session of the Assembly, did not reach out to schedule a meeting. Those in the know say that since the Cauvery verdict was expected in February, Siddaramaiah did not see any point in making promises to TN. The Karnataka side, after the judgement, would be happy he did not meet EPS and come under pressure to release water and risk Kannadiga wrath.

    The two instances are a pointer to how the complicated Cauvery problem needed a statesman-like and out-of-the-box approach. Hegde and MGR had it in ample measure, while EPS did not show the foresight to do an MGR. Siddaramaiah on his part, was more content playing to the Kannadiga gallery two months before the elections.


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    Will this State which was ‘defiant’ and flouting orders of nation’s highest court, release water to Tamil Nadu as per the recent judgement….??

    Why this TN farmer, who protested in Delhi last year, is happy with Cauvery verdict





    Speaking to TNM, Ayyakannu explains that the apex judgement has addressed some key concerns of the state.

    Remember P Ayyakannu? He had grabbed the nation’s attention last year, spearheading the 41-day protest by Tamil Nadu farmers in New Delhi. From holding skulls in their hands and snakes in their mouth to running nude in the South Block, Ayyakannu, who is the Tamil Nadu chief of the Desiya Thenidhiya Nathigal Inaippu Vivasayigal Sangam highlighted the desperation of the state’s farmers owing to the drought.

    On Friday, Ayyakannu like thousands of farmers in the delta districts of Nagapattinam, Thanjavur, and Thiruvarur had their eyes on the Supreme Court in anticipation of the verdict on the age-old Cauvery water dispute. Modifying the 2007 Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal order, the three-judge bench led by Chief Justice Dipak Misra pronounced that Karnataka will have to release to Tamil Nadu 177.25 tmcft of water as opposed to the earlier 192 tmcft.

    While political leaders like DMK working President MK Stalin and RK Nagar MLA TTV Dhinakaran expressed disappointment at the reduction of the water allocated to Tamil Nadu, Ayyakannu, contrary to the other opinions stated he is happy and satisfied over the Supreme Court’s judgement.

    Speaking to TNM, Ayyakannu explains that the apex judgement has addressed some key concerns of the state.

    As per the 2007 Tribunal order, Karnataka was mandated to release 192 tmcft of water to Tamil Nadu. “But this 192 tmcft was only on paper. In 11 years, Karnataka has not released this water. Tamil Nadu only got around 100 tmcft of water,” he points out.
    Explaining why the judgement is good for Tamil Nadu’s farmers, Ayyakannu observes, “Karnataka has been always saying that Cauvery is our own. But the Supreme Court has now said that Cauvery is not the property of Karnataka. It is common property. This is very good.”

    Read more at: https://www.thenewsminute.com/articl...-verdict-76572
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