Completion of 3 years of Arvind Kejriwal govt, 62% of survey says he failed to meet expectations

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On February 14 which is also known for Valentine's day is also a day which saw Arvind Kejriwal as chief minister of Delhi with much fanfare and sky high expectations three years ago. 

After the grand success in Delhi over last three years, the AAP today wrote on twitter: When slum dwellers, labourers, farmers, traders all feel that the government works for them, you know it is an Aam Aadmi government.

However only 38% people said that AAM Aadmi govt met and fulfilled the expectation that it promised during 49 day tenure in 2013-14

Whereas, majority of people have given credits to AAP govt for improving health care, water supply and education system in Delhi. On the other hand pollution control become major problem for Kejriwal govt.

59% said that kejriwal govt has succeeded in lessen the corruption in Delhi, while 61% felt that AAP was tough on corruption.

Around 55% said that healthcare services improved and 58% talked about the improvisation of education sector.

The AAP govt based on survey has done well except for two issues pollution control and corruption. The AAP government has two years to make amends before it seeks reelection in 2020.

(With Agency Inputs)

Person Held For Mastarbation

Masturbation incident: It’s a victimless crime, says Taslima

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On a current issue of a Delhi University’s student who lodged a complaint against a man for allegedly molesting her on board a bus, author Taslima Nasreen called masturbation a “victimless crime” on twitter.

One student who had recorded the incident on camera had accused the man sitting next to her for masturbating and for repeatedly trying to touch her waist on 7 February in a DTC bus on the route between Vasant Vihar and IIT Gate, according to media reports.

“A man in a crowded Delhi bus masturbated. It should not be considered a big crime in the era of rape culture. Men should rather masturbate, than rape and murder. Is masturbating in public a crime? Well it is a victim-less crime”, Taslima Nasreen tweeted.

The student claimed that she raised an alarm and told her co-passengers that the man was masturbating but, no one understood what she was saying, reported The Indian Express. She further said that the ordeal went on for about 10 minutes but the 30-odd other passengers on the bus allegedly ignored the incident, Hindustan Times reported. Nasreen's tweet garnered reactions on social media. 

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Person Held For Mastarbation

DU student filed complaint against man for obscene act

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A case has been lodged by a Delhi university student against a man who was allegedly molesting her on board a bus by masturbating, says media reports.

One student has also recorded the complete incident wherein the man was masturbating and was repeatedly trying to touch her waist when he was sitting beside her, media source reported. As per the reports, victim said the incident occurred on 7 February on the route between Vasant Vihar and IIT Gate.

Police said the incident occurred when the victim was returning home on a DTC bus. An elderly man sat next to her and leaned against her, the woman moved in her seat to avoid contact with him but he leaned against her again. "I immediately raised an alarm and told my co-passengers. I told them that the man was masturbating but no one understood what I was talking about. The accused then started asking me to calm down and he later got down,” the victim alleged, according to the report.

“I confronted him and told him he had no shame. He appeared drunk and didn’t seem to understand what I was saying,” she said. She further said that the ordeal went on for about 10 minutes but the 30-odd other passengers in the bus allegedly ignored the incident, Hindustan Times reported.   “One woman who too appeared to be a student just responded by saying ‘achcha’ when I mentioned the incident. The man, meanwhile, got off the bus near IIT Delhi gate without any problems. I was shocked beyond belief and did not know how to react with people showing apathy. I was numb,” she said, according to the report.

The video that the student uploaded on social media, showed a middle-aged man exposing and fondling himself as he used a bag on his lap to hide his actions from other passengers, NDTV reported. The victim shouted at the man but he remained unfazed, perhaps emboldened by the lack of response from other passengers, according to the report.

The Free Press Journal reported that an FIR was lodged with Vasant Vihar Police under sections 354 (sexual harassment), 354A, and 294 (obscene act in public place) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and that an investigation is underway.

(With agency inputs)

China On Maldives Crisis

It should not become an issue of fight: China on Maldives crisis

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Chine on Friday said that they are talking to India to resolve the issue that is gripping in Maldives and was particular that Beijing doesn't want to make this an issue.

Along with that, China is also maintaining that there should not be any external interference especially in the light of reports of India's special forces ready for deployment, Beijing is also in touch with New Delhi to resolve the crisis, Chinese official sources said.

China is being specific about not to make Maldives an issue to rise, the sources told PTI in Beijingon Friday.

The stand-off between India and China in the Doka La area and Beijing's opposition to declaring Pakistan-based Masood Azhar as a global terrorist at the UN had been major irritants in bilateral ties in the past.

Answering a spate of questions on the Maldives, including Friday's telephonic conversation between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US president Donald Trump, in which the situation in the Maldives figured prominently, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said international community should respect sovereignty and independence of the Maldives.

"The current situation in the Maldives is its internal affairs. It should be properly resolved through dialogue and consultations by all relevant parties," he said.

Maldives President Abdulla Yameen sent his Economic Development Minister Mohamed Saeed to China but India said it did not find the dates "suitable" for the visit of Maldives' foreign minister as special envoy to New Delhi.

The UN Security Council too met to discuss the Maldives situation. Ahead of the meeting, UN Assistant Secretary-General Miroslav Jenca reported to have informed the top UN body that while there were no reports of violent clashes, "the situation in the Maldives is tense and may deteriorate even further".

(With Agency inputs)
Govt Green Signal

Govt okays new criteria for classifying MSMEs

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The Prime Minister Narendre Modi led-government on Wednesday gave green signal to the amendments to a law to change the criteria for classifying MSMEs from investment in plant and machinery to annual turnover.

The proposed changes to the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act, 2006 were given thumbs up by the cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, an official statement said.

These changes will be considered and implemented in a new bill and the earlier bill pending in the Lok Sabha will be taken back.

As per the proposed classifications, enterprises having annual turnover less than Rs 5 crore will fall under the 'micro' category.

Units having turnover between Rs 5 crore to Rs 75 crore will be classified as small enterprises, whereas those having turnover between Rs 75 crore and Rs 250 crore will be classified as enterprises, the release said.

"The move will encourage ease of doing business, make the norms of classification growth-oriented and align classification norms to the new tax regime revolving around GST," the government said.

Taking turnover as a criterion can be pegged with reliable figures available in GST Network and other methods of ascertaining which will help in having a non discretionary, transparent and objective criteria and will eliminate the need for inspections, it added.

"In addition the amendment will provide flexibility to the government to fine-tune the classification of MSMEs in response to changing economic scenario without resorting to the amendment of MSMED (Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises Development) Act," the release said.

Under the earlier definition, manufacturers with Rs25 lakh investment in plant and machinery were termed micro enterprises and those with investments between Rs25 lakh and Rs5 crore were regarded as small enterprises. Firms with investments of up to Rs10 crore are classified as medium.