आम चुनाव के बाद देश भर में लागू होगा NRC, देश को धर्मशाला नहीं बनने देंगे : माथुरनईदुनिया (जयपुर)। भारतीय जनता पार्टी के राष्ट्रीय उपाध्यक्ष ओम माथुर ने कहा है कि देश को धर्मशाला नहीं बनने दिया जाएगा और नेशनल रजिस्टर ऑफ सिटिजंस (एनआरसी) को 2019 के आम चुनाव के बाद पूरे देश में लागू किया जाएगा।राजस्थान के झुंझुनूं में मीडिया से बात करते हुए माथुर ने कहा कि बांग्लादेशी घुसपैठियों की समस्या बहुत बड़ी हो चुकी है। देश का एक भी शहर या कस्बा ऐसा नहीं है, जहां घुसपैठिए न रह रहे हों। ऐसे में देश को धर्मशाला नहीं बनने दिया जाएगा और 2019 के बाद एनआरसी को पूरे देश में लागू किया जाएगा।उन्होंने कांग्रेस अध्यक्ष राहुल गांधी पर निशाना साधते हुए कहा कि यूपीए के दस साल के शासन में कांग्रेस एनआरसी लागू करने का साहस नहीं जुटा पाई, जबकि इसकी पहल पूर्व प्रधानमंत्री इंदिरा गांधी और राजीव गांधी ने ही की थी। उन्होंने कहा कि एनआरसी को सुप्रीम कोर्ट के आदेश पर असम में लागू किया गया है। 2019 में फिर भाजपा की सरकार बनेगी और एनआरसी को पूरे देश में लागू किया जाएगा।माथुर ने राहुल गांधी के राफेल संबंधी आरोपों पर भी बयान दिया। उन्होंने कहा कि वे खुद राज्यसभा में सदस्य हैं। कई बार डिबेट करने के लिए कोशिश की गई, लेकिन राहुल गांधी डिबेट करना नहीं चाहते, क्योंकि उन्हें डिबेट आती ही नहीं। यदि राहुल डिबेट करे तो वे अपने साधारण से कार्यकर्ता को उनके सामने बिठा देंगे तो भी राहुल जवाब नहीं दे पाएंगे।By Arti Yadav

August 13, 2018 02:48 UTC

France to slap penalties on plastic next yearFrance plans to introduce a penalty system that would increase the costs of consumer goods with packaging made of non-recycled plastic, as part of a pledge to use only recycled plastic nationwide by 2025. Products with recycled plastic packaging could cost up to 10% less, while those containing non-recycled plastic up to 10% more.AFP

August 13, 2018 01:52 UTC

This is the lowest the Indian top order has contributed in a Test match in England since 1996. (Source: AP) This is the lowest the Indian top order has contributed in a Test match in England since 1996. (Source: AP)England gave India a hiding at Lord’s, dismissing the visitors for 130 and winning the second Test by an innings and 129 runs. – It is the first time that England have won a Test match by an innings at Lord’s since they beat Pakistan in 2010. – 1023 balls bowled in this match, making it the third shortest completed Test match in England in the last 100 years.

August 12, 2018 21:33 UTC

The original plans called for felling of almost 17,000 trees. In residential projects, the existing layout has a multitude of small plots divided by a criss-crossing network of narrow, tree-lined streets. It has inspired some innovation in design, as many buildings will change from monolithic structures to more irregular, organic shapes to accommodate the trees that grow amidst them. That proposal would have reduced required parking space by 30%. Only some parking spaces will now be placed underground; others will use stilt parking and multilevel car parks are being built above ground as well.

August 12, 2018 20:48 UTC

more-inA police constable saved a man from drowning in a Faridabad canal here on Sunday. The team saw a man drowning in the Yamuna canal in Faridabad. “Constable Lukman Khan, who is part of the Crime Branch team, took off his uniform and jumped into the canal to save the man,” the police said in a statement in Gurugram. Khan will receive a cash prize and an appreciation letter,” a police officer said, quoting Gurugram Commissioner of Police K.K. The man rescued was identified as Mangal Singh, a resident of Sihi village in Faridabad.

August 12, 2018 20:37 UTC

A majority of Madras High Court judges were disturbed over seating arrangements made at the Raj Bhavan here on Sunday when Governor Banwarilal Purohit administered the oath of office to the new Chief Justice Vijaya Kamlesh Tahilramani. The judges were made to sit behind the Ministers and police officers and the Registrar General of the High Court as well as its Registrar (Liasoning) were not permitted to check the seating arrangements beforehand, court officials said. Ramesh, he confirmed that the protocol was not maintained and even plain-clothes police officers were allowed to sit in the front rows while relegating the High Court judges to the back seats. “I, as an individual, have no problem in being seated anywhere, but I as a judge of the High Court definitely have a problem with the incautious protocol followed today. The judge went on to add that the Raj Bhavan officials not allowing the Registrar General of the High Court to inspect the seating arrangements only fortified the suspicion that the judges of the High Court had been given the cold shoulder deliberately.

August 12, 2018 19:49 UTC

Change in the offing: PVR Ltd. will buy SPI Cinemas, south India’s largest cinema chain and owner of the iconic Sathyam Cinemas in Chennai. | Photo Credit: K. Pichumanimore-inThe news of PVR buying majority stake in Chennai’s iconic cinema chain SPI Cinemas for ₹850 crore has evoked mixed response from movie-goers and industry. They already have Bengaluru and Hyderabad markets and with this deal the Chennai market too,” he said. Actor and Tamil Film Producers Council president Vishal said that the SPI Cinemas has taken movie viewing to the next level. An official in SPI Cinemas said the firm is not quitting movie business.

August 12, 2018 19:44 UTC

more-inThe charred body of a French tourist, who was murdered, was found in Thanjavur district on Sunday. Upon opening the suitcase, the police found the French passport of the victim, Pierre Bernard Robert Rene, 68, a diary and ATM cards. Fearing that Pierre had died, Thirumurugan put his body in a wash area in his house in Aavikottai and set it on fire after pouring petrol. The charred body was wrapped in three gunny bags and dumped on the roadside at Moothakurichi village near Madukkur. The body was sent to the Thanjavur Medical College Hospital for a post mortem.

August 12, 2018 19:44 UTC

Chief Guest Amala Akkineni, Co-founder of The Blue Cross of Hyderabad with Bhadra at the Great Indian Dog Show at Phoenix MarketCity on Sunday. Well this was a sight one could not miss at the Phoenix MarketCity on Sunday. The mall was hosting a one-of-a-kind ramp show for Indian pet dogs, who were accompanied by their owners. ‘The Great Indian Dog Show 2018’ organised by the Blue Cross of India stood true to its name. Unlike other dog shows, here they were judged based on their nature and the rapport they shared with their owners, like the dog with the waggiest tail, most well-dressed dog, the dog with the best smile, the dog that looks most like the owner were some of the 30 such light hearted categories.

August 12, 2018 19:41 UTC

Diksha Dagar playing golf. (Express Photo by Gajendra Yadav) Diksha Dagar playing golf. Like Diksha Dagar. And they will not be stepping into alien territory when they tee off at the Pondok Indah Golf Course in Jakarta. Apart from golf, Diksha was proficient in tennis, swimming and athletics.

August 12, 2018 19:30 UTC

more-inThe State government has constituted a panel of officers with expertise in e-office administration to assist the one-man Staff Rationalisation Committee (SRC). The Secretary of the Information Technology Department would be the ex-officio chairperson of the nine-member panel. Three IAS officers — Rajendra Kumar (Industries Commissioner), Kumar Jayant (Secretary, Cooperation Department) and Santhosh Babu (Chairman and Managing Director, Tamil Nadu Handicrafts Development Corporation) — have been included in the panel. The State constituted the SRC in February to review the staff structure in various departments and identify non-essential posts to reduce expenditure. It was also asked to identify posts which could be outsourced or filled through contract appointment.

August 12, 2018 19:30 UTC

One of the properties that was sealed at Bokkapuram in the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve. more-inRevenue Department officials sealed 27 illegal resorts operating in the buffer zone of the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR) on Sunday as per a Supreme Court directive. The resorts are among a total of 39 resorts that were constructed along the corridor in the buffer zone of the tiger reserve. Officials said the Nilgiris District Administration formed three teams to seal the resorts at Mavanallah, Bokkapuram, Singara and Vazhaithottam areas on Sunday. She added the district administration will take a couple of days to verify the submitted documents.

August 12, 2018 19:30 UTC

Strong legal steps will be initiated against those defying the order and undertaking demonstrations without prior permission. Under the circumstances, frequent demonstrations, particularly during the peak hours, is bound to inconvenience the public. Parking will not be permitted on roads where demonstrations will be taken out. Restrictions will also be imposed in parking on the other roads during the period. Vehicles will be diverted from the main roads while demonstrations were on between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

August 12, 2018 19:30 UTC

more-inCome weekends, and the picturesque picnic spot of Ubbalamdugu, between the jungles of Varadaiahpalem and B.N. The waterfall, close to Tamil Nadu, attracts about five hundred picnic lovers from both the States on a day, and two thousand at weekends. Cracking the whipMr. Hariprasad the special drive began after after eight inebriated youths died in a road accident in 2017. We have deployed special teams with breath analysers at vulnerable junctions around the waterfall,” he said. We are happy that the number of accidents had come down remarkably after the special drive,” he said.

August 12, 2018 19:30 UTC

more-inCurtains came down on the SBI-The Hindu Home Expo, a two-day property expo organised by The Hindu group of publications, here on Sunday with many spot bookings and site visits for builders from interested buyers. The expo was aimed at bringing together stakeholders and showcasing their best to readers of the The Hindu so as to meet their requirements. The highlight of the expo, powered by iCloud Homes, was that a total of 16 spot bookings, over 40 site visits, and many potential leads were generated at the close of Day 2. A few home solutions companies, including Hettich, Permacool, and Sreemangalam Associates, also took part in the expo. Based on the success of the maiden show, the expo will be turned into an annual affair.

August 12, 2018 19:18 UTC