the I page news for 6 December 2019


  • Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to visit India from 15th to 17th December : MEA

  • This election in Jharkhand will mark an important turning point in the ongoing struggle between BJP on one side and secular progressive parties on the other: P Chidambaram in Ranchi

  • Home Ministry sanctions Women Help Desks in Police Stations across the country. The Ministry has sanctioned a sum of Rs. 100 crores from Nirbhaya Fund for setting up/strengthening of Women Help Desks in Police Stations

  • NHRC takes suo motu cognizance of media reports about the death of four accused in Telangana rape and murder case in a police encounter; orders for spot inquiry by its investigation team

  • All four accused in the Hyderabad rape case killed in a police encounter in the wee hours of morning

  • We have sensitized and requested all our missions abroad & foreign governments to alert us on Nithyananda : MEA

  • Nithyananda has not been given asylum by Ecuador or has been helped by the Govt. of Ecuador in purchasing any land or island in South America near or far from Ecuador : Embassy of Ecuador

  • National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT) System will be made available 24×7 basis. The facility shall be made available from December 16, 2019

  • Ayodhya – 4 more review petitions filed by Muslim parties in the Supreme Court against its decision of Nov 9 : Bar & Bench

  • For the first time, the Election Manifesto will be the “National Policy Framework” which will guide the nation’s development : Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa

  • The Supreme Court ruling on the local body elections is a huge victory for the DMK: DMK President MK Stalin

  • Tamil Nadu Local body elections can be held in all other districts except the new 9 districts : Supreme Court

  • Leaders pay tributes to Dr Ambedkar on the occasion of ‘Mahaparinirvan Diwas’

  • Government has approved procurement of up to 1.2 lakh tonnes of onions to check the ongoing price rise


We are guided by politics of performance: PM Modi 

PM Narendra Modi adderssed the HT Leadership Summit today.

Speech Highlights :

  • Enumerating several decisions taken by the government, Prime Minister said abrogation of Article 370 has given a new ray of hope to the people of J&K and Ladakh. Muslim women are now free from the practice of Triple Talaq, he said. He also referred to the decision on unauthorized colonies in Delhi, which has benefited 40 lakh people. Prime Minister said several such decisions were taken for a better tomorrow, for a New India.
  • For Better Tomorrow, our government is working on to solve the current challenges.
  • 112 districts are being developed as Aspirational Districts, with a focus on every parameter of development and governance.
  • There is a paradigm shift in the national discourse. Gone are the days of politics of promises. We are guided by politics of performance. The difference is for everyone to see.

This election in Jharkhand will mark an important turning point in the ongoing struggle between BJP on one side and secular progressive parties on the other : P Chidambaram 

In a Press Briefing in Ranchi, Jharkhand, Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram appealed to people of Jharkhand to defeat the BJP in the state Assembly elections.

It is of no relevance to this election what is happening in Kerala or Assam or Meghalaya, kindly focus on the 81 people who have to be elected here. And hence in this press conference, I intend to only address those issues that affect Jharkhand :

  • India’s economy is in deep trouble. In Feb 2019, RBI projected the growth rate for the current year at 7.4%. In December 2019, it reduced to 5%. Never before has it happened, in 10 months RBI reduced it from 7.4% to 5%. It will go below 5%.
  • Jharkhand’s economy is in even more incompetent hands. In last five years, the state has slid backward very badly. Jharkhand’s growth rate is a good 2% below national average, per capita income, out of 33 states, Jharkhand was at 28th, now it has fallen to 30.
  • 44% of all industries that started or were running have stalled. This is the CMIE data. Tata Motors plant in Jamshedpur is shut several days a month. Cars, coal, steel, ancillary industries in Jharkhand have been shut.

The Promises :

  • The Congress is promising that one member of every family will be provided a job otherwise the person will be provided with an unemployment allowance. This is the first promise we are making.
  • MSP for paddy will be fixed at ₹2,500 per quintal. MNREGA will be substantially enhanced so anyone who wants work will get it. Every family that does not have land or a home, will be given a piece of land so they can have a home known as the homestead right.
  • All crop loans upto ₹ 2 lakh will be waived, there are no ifs and buts. We made this promise in 2008 in central govt and kept our promise, we will repeat that promise here

PM Narendra Modi paying homage to
Babasaheb Dr. B.R.Ambedkar on his
ahaparinirvan Diwas

Pic Courtesy : PIB

NHRC takes suo motu cognizance of media reports about the death of four accused in Telangana rape and murder case in a police encounter; orders for spot inquiry by its investigation team

The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, India has taken suo motu cognizance of media reports that the four accused, arrested by the police in connection with the rape and murder of veterinarian doctor in Telangana, have died in an encounter with the police at 3:00 AM this morning.

As per reports, all four accused, were taken to the scene of the crime around 60 Km from Hyderabad for a re-construction as part of the investigation. As per police version, one of the accused signaled to the others, possibly to escape and they tried to snatch weapons from the police personnel when the police fired on them and they died allegedly in cross firing.

The Commission is of the opinion that this matter is required to be probed very carefully. Accordingly, it has asked its Director General (Investigation) to immediately send a team for a fact finding on the spot investigation into the matter. The team of the Investigation Division of the Commission headed by an SSP, is expected to leave immediately and submit their report, at the earliest.

Twitter was abuzz with conflicting views on the Encounter :

PV Sindhu :
Justice has been served! @TelanganaPolice
May Disha’s soul rest in peace.

Shobaa De :
Am i the only one having a problem with the police version of the Hyderabad rape case encounter killings??

Amit Malviya :
Encounter of four rapists by Telangana police may be an act of self defence but the jubilation surrounding it suggests collapse of our collective faith in the criminal justice system as much as politics of netas who normalise rapes by offering sewing machine and cash to rapists..

Saina Nehwal :
Great work Hyderabadpolice ..we salute u

The duty of the government is to maintain law and order : Priyanka Gandhi




Home Minister Amit Shah addressed the All India conference of Director Generals/Inspector Generals of Police-2019 in Pune

Rahul Gandhi names a baby

Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi names the adorable baby of Lijo Joseph & Shyamili, ‘Ivan Lijo’ at Vythiri Government Hospital, Kalpetta. 

Rahul Gandhi also inaugurated the new block of Vythiri govt hospital in Kalpetta, Kerala.

Pic Courtesy : @RGWayanadOffice

Chairman of the 15th Finance Commission of India, NK Singh along with the members and senior officials of the Commission, calls on Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and presents the Commission’s report for the Financial Year 2020-21

Pic Credit: @nsitharamanoffc

India’s Top 10 Police Stations for 2019 announced

It gives an insight into the functioning of the police and provides valuable inputs to the formulation of public policy in the wider realm of internal security.

State District Police Station Ranking
Andaman & Nicobar Islands Andaman Aberdeen 1
Gujarat Mahisagar Balasinor 2
Madhya Pradesh Burhanpur Ajk Burhanpur 3
Tamil Nadu Theni AWPS Theni 4
Arunachal Pradesh Dibang Valley Anini 5
Delhi South West District Baba Haridas Nagar, Dwarka 6
Rajasthan Jhalawar Bakani 7
Telangana Karimnagar Choppadandi (M) 8
Goa North Goa Bicholim 9
Madhya Pradesh Sheopur Bargawa 10

This effort reflects the directions of the Prime Minister while addressing the DsGP during the 2015 Conference in Kutch, Gujarat. He had directed that parameters should be laid down for grading Police Stations and assessing their performance based on feedback.

Union Minister for Home Minister, Amit Shah stated that he has noticed that a vast majority of the police stations short-listed from the thousands of police stations in the country are police stations located in small towns and rural areas. This is also true for those police stations which have been ranked among the top 10. This indicates that while availability of resources is important, more important is the dedication and sincerity of our police personnel to prevent & control crime and serve the nation.

The objective was to rank the top 10 Police Stations out of 15,579 Police Stations in the country through data analysis, direct observation and public feedback. The ranking process commenced with shortlisting of the best performing Police Stations, in each State on the basis of addressing

  • Property offence
  • Crime against women
  • Crime against weaker sections.

Number of Police Stations selected initially from each State comprise of:

  • Three from each State with more than 750 Police Stations
  • Two from all other States and Delhi
  • One from each Union Territory
Source : PIB

‘Grand Old man of Amritsar’

@ManishTewari – MP from Sri Anandpur Sahib, National Spokesperson-INC :
  • Paid my respects to Grand Old man of Amritsar Sh. Raghunandan Lal Bhatia.
  • A 7 Term MP he fought 10 Lok Sabha elections.
  • He is 99 years old & sharp.
  • My colleague Amritsar MP Gurjeet S Aujla & Dewan Pawan were with me.
  • His home is a paragon of simplicity.

There’s huge scope for Motorsport in India : Kiren Rijiju