PM MODI ON INCIDENTS OF RAPE APPEALED ALL PARENTS TO MAKE THEIR SONS MORE RESPONSIBLE :

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the promulgation of an ordinance on rape demonstrated his government’s determination to act on the issue, but stressed that people had to respect their daughters and make their sons more responsible for an atmosphere of safety. Modi also pitched for a social movement to ensure the safety of women and girls while addressing a rally in Mandla, Madhya Pradesh. “Shivraj ji (Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan) just referred to the capital punishment provided in the ordinance for rape against minors and I could see that it (the remark) received cheers from everyone present here,” he said. “There is a government in Delhi which listens to your voice and takes decisions. So, the Centre has made a provision for capital punishment to the monstrous intent,” he said while referring to the recent ordinance. The Union cabinet on April 21 approved the ordinance under which the death penalty could be awarded to those convicted of raping girls below 12 years of age, amid a nation-wide outrage over cases of sexual assault and murder of minors in Kathua and Surat and the rape of a teenager in Unnao. Modi, however, called upon the people to create an atmosphere for the safety of daughters. “Families will have to enhance the honour and respect of daughters. Families should also make their sons more responsible,” he said, while addressing the National Panchayati Raj Sammelan at Ramnagar in the tribal-dominated Mandla district. “In this way, the safety of daughters would not be a difficult task. We have to launch a social movement in this direction,” he said. He also talked about the welfare of tribals and farmers and asked the elected representatives of Panchayats to educate villagers to become self-dependent in farming. The prime minister also urged the panchayat representatives to spend NREGA funds during the months of April, May and June only on works related to water conservation.   The Rediff.com : 24th. Apr,18

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CENTRAL GOVT. IN ITS COUNTER AFFIDAVIT INFORMED SUPREME COURT DEATH BY HANGING SAFER AND QUICKER :

The Centre in its counter affidavit over a plea seeking an alternative method of execution other than hanging on Tuesday submitted to the Supreme Court that hanging is far safer and quicker than lethal injections or firing squads. The Supreme Court lawyer, Rishi Malhotra had filed the petition before the apex court seeking a direction from it to provide an alternate method of execution other than hanging. The Public Interest Litigation sought to declare that the right to die by a dignified procedure of death as a fundamental right as defined under Article 21 of the Constitution. The Central Government, in its counter affidavit, had stated that hanging as a mode of execution is easy to assemble. Quick and simple and free from anything that would unnecessarily sharpen the poignancy of the prisoner’s apprehension.Recently, the Centre on April 21 cleared the amendment in the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act to award death sentence to the rapists of children below the age of 12. The Rediff.com : 24th. Apr,18

WHY NAVEEN PATNAIK GOVT. IS NOT BANNING LIQUOR SHOPS AS AGAIN WOMEN RANSACKED COUNTRY-MADE LIQUOR SHOP IN SAMBALPUR ?

A group of women on Monday ransacked a country-made liquor shop at Pandripathar village of Sambalpur district and set the liquor containers on fire. The angry women rued that despite their repeated protests, the liquor outlet was set up in the village. The women, accompanied by other villagers reached the makeshift shop and vandalised it. The situation was brought under control only after the police intervened. Earlier in January, hundreds of  men and women from Dharamabandha, Bharuamunda, Chulabhati and Khutbanbhera gram panchayats under Sadar block of Nuapada district had joined an anti liquor protest. Alleging that the liquor sale was affecting their lives, the protesters blocked the Dharambandha-Nuapada road for hours and later submitted a memorandum to the district Collector.  Later that month, scores of residents and members of Balu Bazaar Puja Committee in Cuttack staged a demonstration against the opening of a licensed foreign liquor shop in their locality. The protestors had threatened to go on a hunger strike if the shop was not shifted from the locality. Excise Minister Sashi Bhusan Behera, while replying to a question in the Odisha Assembly on March 26, said cases have been registered against women agitators ransacking liquor shops. “Two such cases have been registered in Jagatsinghpur district, 18 in Mayurbhanj, 11 in Angul and five in Bargarh, added the Minister. The Odisha government on March 30  came up with a new excise policy for the year 2018-19 seeking improvement in manufacture, import, export, transport and sale of alcoholic beverages while attaching due priority to health and well-being of the citizens of the State.The policy stated that no shop in Scheduled Area shall be renewed if the Gram Sabha has any objection and license will not be granted for any new ‘Bhang’ shop.  The Odisha TV : 24th. Apr,18

DESPITE ISSUANCE OF ADVISORY BY ODISHA POLICE AGAIN AN OBSCENE VIDEO OF WOMAN OLLYWOOD SINGER IS CIRCULATING ON WhatsApp :

Despite issuance of advisory by Odisha police to curb circulation of obscene/sex videos, there is no stopping to such clips getting viral on social media in the state. An obscene video of 2.28 minutes featuring a woman Ollywood singer is reportedly doing the rounds on WhatsApp. It is being said that the artist had shot the video herself four years ago after being told to do so by a music director. Rumour has it that the singer ended her relationship with the music director after becoming successful in the industry, following which the clip was made viral. So far, no complaint has been registered with police in this regard. Worth mentioning, a sex video featuring a female dancer of the state and a youth had recently gone viral.  Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had on April 16 told the State Assembly that at least 31 “objectionable videos” were made viral on various social media platforms in Odisha in the past three months. Concerned over the disturbing trend, Odisha police had earlier issued advisory to all the district SPs and public to check circulation of such videos on the internet.  The Odisha Sun Times Bureau : 24th. Apr,18

DR. MEERAN C BORWANKAR I/c OF HANGING OF AJMAL KASAB & YAKUB MEMON SAID : “THE UNIFORM SHOULD BE ABOVE RELIGION”

Dr Meeran C Borwankar was Maharashtra’s first woman commissioner of police and the officer in charge of the hangings of Ajmal Kasab and Yakub Memon.  Dr Borwankar was one of the 49 retired civil servants who wrote to Prime Minister Narendra D Modi, telling him that ‘In post-independent India, this is our darkest hour and we find the response of our government, the leaders of our political parties inadequate and feeble.’  “It is most important for society, for the uniform, to be above religion. Otherwise, whom will we look up to if we feel this police station is aligned to Hindutva and this police station to a minority?” Dr Borwankar, tells  The Rediff.com : 24th. Apr,18

PRIME ACCUSED IN SHEENA BORA MURDER CASE INDRANI MUKERJEA TOLD IN CBI COURT : “IF FEAR FOR MY LIFE”

One of the prime accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, Indrani Mukerjea on Monday told the special Central Bureau of Investigation court that she fears for her life. “I fear for my life, I have not given my statement to IG Prisons. I confirm that I have not spoken to anyone,” Mukerjea told the court. This statement from Indrani comes two weeks after she was hospitalised in JJ Hospital for an alleged drug overdose. Mukerjea has been lodged in Mumbai’s Byculla jail for killing her daughter, Sheena Bora. Sheena (24) was abducted and killed on April 24, 2012, allegedly over a financial dispute, and her body was disposed of in a forest in adjoining Raigad district. Indrani and her former husband Sanjeev Khanna were arrested in August 2015 along with her former driver Shyamvar Rai, while Indrani’s present husband Peter Mukerjea was nabbed in November the same year.   The Rediff.com : 24th. Apr,18

ACTRESS RICHA CHADHA’s NEW SONG LOOK INSPIRED BY PARVEEN BABI’s ‘JAWANI JANEMAN’ :

Actress Richa Chadha is considered to be the front-runner in Bollywood for experimenting with her looks and character in the films she does. Right from playing an old woman Nagma Khatoon in her first commercial success hit, Gangs of Wasseypur series to her soon to release film Daasdev, Richa has experimented with her looks with ease and flawlessly. She recently shot for a promotional video song for the film Daasdev where she was seen experimenting with her looks that looked like the modernized version of Parveen Babi’s hit song from the 80’s Jawani Janeman.  The was song was an instant hit and Parveen’s look from the song till date stands to be iconic. Over the years her look inspired many other Bollywood actress but Richa’s look in this promotional video song took a different take elevating it to the modernized version.  Speaking on the video Richa Chadha said, “My look happened by accident. When I wore the gold outfit, someone on set said ‘you look exactly like Parveen Babi.’ It just felt like it was meant to be as Parveen Babi was one of the biggest actresses & style icons of her time.” Her film Daasdev is set to release on 27th April. Check out her pics to believe the similarity.  The Mid.day.com : 23rd. Apr,18

THE COUNTDOWN OF ACTRESS SONAM KAPOOR & ANAND AHUJA’s WEDDING HAS BEGUN :

The latest on the Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja wedding front is that the celebrations are slated for May 7 and 8. It is said that a hotel near Sahar airport has been booked for one of the pre-wedding functions and the reception. The mehendi is slated to be held at Sonam’s sprawling pad at the Bandra-Kurla Complex while the traditional ceremony will be conducted at aunt Kavita Singh’s bungalow in Bandra. Those in the know say that Sonam has been sending near and dear ones ‘save the date’ messages. The invites are expected to be on their way soon. With the Kapoors still tight-lipped about the impending nuptials, as the date nears, there will be speculations galore. Meanwhile, Sonam Kapoor made a smashing appearance at Saudamini Mattu’s grand wedding reception. She looked gorgeous in a black ensemble. Sonam donned a black and golden lehenga and completed her look with statement earrings and maang tika. A video from the reception party went viral on social media last night, where Sonam was seen matching steps with designer Abu Jani.  The Mid.day.com : 23rd. Apr,18

SINGER NEHA KAKKAR SAYS SHE TREATS EVERY SONG LIKE A DIFFERENT CHARACTER :

Singer Neha Kakkar, known for delivering hit party songs like Sunny sunny and Manali trance, says she treats every song in a different way to bring variety in her singing. “I treat every song like a different character. It is good that people recognise my voice instantly but as an artiste, I always try and bring some variety with each of them,” Neha told IANS. “In my song Second hand jawaani, I sound like a Punjabi ‘kudi’ (girl) whereas in Kala chashma my voice is different. Sunny sunny is different from Cheez badi and Manali trance. Though these are item songs, each time I sound different,” she added. The singer started performing on stage since she turned 4. “I cannot really recall when I faced stage fear because I started so young. It’s my natural habit. But you know, I can see how I have changed, rather improved as a singer. I never had a formal training but regular practice of singing. “I have grown up now… with so much experience in life that I keep incorporating in my expression while performing,” said the 28-year-old singer. While handling success is a task that many youngsters failed to handle, Neha counts all her blessings. “I am fortunate to be successful. People’s love is precious to me. I can never take that for granted. I know how youngsters like us get into bad things, addictions that ruined their career. “No, I am mature on that ground,” said Neha who started her musical journey on the national platform by participating in the show Indian Idol in 2006. Neha Kakkar went on to become a judge of many reality shows like Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L’il Champs 2017 and The Voice India Kids. She is excited about her new single Oh humsafar composed by her brother Tony Kakkar who has co-sung the song. “Tony’s composition Mile ho tum se is one of the most liked songs on YouTube from India. He is a great composer. And I really loved Oh humsafar. It is a love song, a lovely composition. I would like to work with Tony again. He is one of my favourite composers,” said Neha.  The Mid.day.com : 23rd. Apr,18

 

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