Maharashtra farmer who destroyed cauliflower crop meets Thackeray. Is Govt. has any solution for Farmers ?
Mumbai : The Maharashtra farmer, whose disturbing video of destroying cauliflower crop on his land after he got a paltry amount for the produce went viral on social media, met Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray.
Premsing Chavan, a resident of Pohegaon village in Jalna district, met Thackeray at the latter’s residence ‘Matoshree’ in suburban Bandra. Thackeray handed him a cheque of Rs 1 lakh on behalf of a private organisation, a Sena leader said.
“I destroyed the crop in a fit of rage after getting peanuts for my produce. My friend filmed the act with his mobile,” Chavan had said after the video went viral.
Chavan said he got just Rs 442 in his hand, after deducting transport and other charges, after he sold his cauliflower crop.
“I was so angry that had there been a pesticide available on my farm that day, I would have consumed it and ended my life,” a distraught Chavan had said.
“I grew cauliflower and tomatoes on my land, spending around Rs 40,000 but got only Rs 4,000 for the two crops,” he had said.
After the video once again highlighted the prevailing farm distress, the agriculturist had sought government help.
“The BJP-led government should take note of our plight and ensure remunerative prices for agro produce,” Chavan had said.
The incident came a week after the much-televised kisan long march, where thousands of farmers and tribals from Nashik reached Mumbai, walking 180 km in six days.
The sea of red flags on Mumbai’s roads, which culminated in a public meeting in south Mumbai last week, garnered eyeballs.
Images of the blistered, bleeding feet of women who braved the blazing sun with broken footwear made an impact on newspaper readers and TV viewers.
Telugu compulsory in Telangana schools. Do you think regional languages get their prestige with this decision ?
Hyderabad: Telugu will be made a compulsory subject in all private and government schools across Telangana from academic year 2018-19. A legislation in this regard will be introduced during the ongoing Budget session of the Assembly, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said. "We have decided that Telugu will be taught as a compulsory subject to save the language and protect our culture. It has become a necessity for everyone to study in English medium with changing circumstances. Children's future should not be disturbed, and at the same time Telugu should not be neglected. This is the reason we are putting a condition that even children studying in the English medium should study Telugu," the Chief Minister said.
Parliament disruption: BJP MP proposes 'no work, no pay', TRS MP says 'wow'. Is this a Good Decision ?
A peeved Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) MP called the BJP MP's proposal, a case of "the pot calling the kettle black" - "wow", she tweeted.
The BJP MP, Manoj Tiwari, said he was writing to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan "with great anguish" about the disruptions in the Lok Sabha.
"It is ...disturbing to see how public representatives, who are primarily responsible for law-making, are running away from their responsibilities. I, therefore, propose deducting the salary of MPs for their failure to engage in any constructive work. Let's follow the fair practice of No Work No Pay," said Tiwari in his letter, reported ANI.
TRS MP K Kavitha said if the government did its job, MPs wouldn't need to protest.
"This is like 'ulta chor kotwal ko daantein'. No party or MP will want to protest on floor of house,if government of the day (in a )timely fashion addresses their issues," tweeted the TRS MP K Kavitha.
Interestingly, the TRS is accused of stealthy support for the BJP to thwart a no-confidence motion being brought against the Narendra Modi government in the Lok Sabha by regional rivals, the Telugu Desam party (TDP) and the YSR Congress Party. The TRS plans to stay 'neutral' on the motion when it's taken up.
Pre-Friday - when the no-confidence motion was first floated - the TSR was disrupting the House with its own demands for more quota seats for Telangana. The TRS wants to increase reservations in educational institutions and State services to 62% - much beyond the Supreme Court-imposed 50% cap - and has sought its inclusion in the Constitution's Ninth Schedule.
A host of issues and a host of parties across the political spectrum have been behind the Parliamentary disruptions, or allegedly behind them.
Two cops martyred in encounter in J&K's Kupwara. Is terrorist attack in J&K are normal ?
Two Jammu and Kashmir policemen were martyred in an ongoing encounter in Kupwara's Halmatpora
Four unidentified terrorists were killed in the operation last night in a forest area in the district
Search operation in Kupwara's Halmatpora underway.
NEW DELHI: Two Jammu and Kashmir policemen were today martyred in an ongoing encounter in Kupwara's Halmatpora.
Four unidentified terrorists were killed in the operation last night in a forest area in the district.
The encounter was triggered when terrorists fired at a joint party of the Army and Special Operations Group (SOG) of J&K Police, said defence spokesman (Srinagar) Col Rajesh Kalia.
The operation was aided by the Army's Para Commandos.
A police officer said that a joint team of the Army's 41 Rashtriya Rifles and SOG launched the operation following inputs about the movement of seven foreign terrorists in the area.
Six die in road accident on Hisar-Sirsa highway. Is the Traffic situation is good in Haryana ?
Hisar : Six youths on Wednesday died in a road accident near Durjanpur village on the Hisar-Sirsa highway.
As per eyewitnesses, they all died on the spot. The car was allegedly been driven at a high speed and rammed in the divider near a flyover on the highway.
The car lost control and then collided with a bus of the Haryana Roadways.
The car was coming to Hisar from Sirsa. Those killed were identified as Vikas son of Pappu, Radhe Shyam son of Om Prakash, Praveen son of Om Prakash, Raghuvir son of Bansi Lal and Om Prakash son of Bansi Lal.